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Through Local Improvements, the Foundation supports a range of initiatives in health, aged and community care. From playgrounds and gardens, to equipment — and even a pub — the Local Improvements program gives all those for whom we care a better experience of Mercy Health.
Local Improvements positively impacts on the experiences of our patients, residents and families within health, aged and community care. Often, these programs are generously funded by trusts, foundations and individuals donors.
Examples of some of the programs supported through Mercy Health Foundation include:
Across Australia, 22 aged care homes host intergenerational playgroups once a month. Children and their parents are invited to a 45-minute musical program with residents. The sessions have decreased behavioural disturbances in residents, improved wellbeing, triggered memories, generated a sense of excitement and reduced depression.
The successful transformation of a multi-purpose room into a ‘pub’ has encouraged residents, families and friends at our Marshall home to socialise and interact with each other more frequently. The pub, known as the Racecourse Hotel, is a welcomed addition to the aged care home.
The State Government provided $85 million for the expansion of Werribee Mercy Hospital, including the construction of a Critical Care Unit. The Foundation is raising $2 million to support the enhancement of the public hospital through additional equipment and a wellness garden.
Children’s Wonderland is a new children’s playground worth about $250,000 at Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg. The playground supports the families visiting hospital, and is located near the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Mercy Health Foundation helps fund many and varied pieces of equipment for our hospitals and aged care homes.
If you would like to support one of our facilities or locations, please get in touch with our team on 03 8416 7766, or via firstname.lastname@example.org There is also a list of projects that are currently seeking funding.
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Last reviewed February 22, 2018.