Unit gets a bit of quilted colour

GENEROUS DONATION: Wendy Harvey has made 20 quilts and donated them to the mental health unit at Wagga Rural Referral Hospital. Picture: Laura Hardwick

GENEROUS DONATION: Wendy Harvey has made 20 quilts and donated them to the mental health unit at Wagga Rural Referral Hospital. Picture: Laura Hardwick

Patient rooms in the mental health recovery program just got a little bit brighter thanks to the generosity of a Wagga woman.

Wendy Harvey’s daughter was a student at the outpatient ward at Wagga Rural Referral Hospital.

She has since been offered a casual position until she finishes studying.

Mrs Harvey yesterday donated 20 handmade quilts to be hung on the walls.

Each quilt has a room number and positive affirmation sewn into it.

“They are not just really pretty but they are therapeutic,” nurse unit manager Innes Clarke said.

“The patients love them so far, the feedback has all been very positive.”

The unit is decorated with art work from carers or patients but this is the first time a donation has been received from the community.

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