Sowing seeds for a brighter future

Mercy Mental Health would like to thank GMHBA Health Insurance and the Rotary Club of Wyndham for kindly donating portable raised garden beds and plants for the Psychiatric Inpatient Unit at Werribee Mercy Hospital. Representatives from the organisations gathered at the facility on 1 August to set up the planters, which will in future be moved to the sensory garden in the new 54 bed mental health facility on the same site.  

GMHBA Health Insurance provided the funds to purchase three large planter boxes and the Rotary Club of Wyndham bought vegetable, flower and herb seedlings and soil for the garden. Rotarians Eddie Szatkowski and John and Sue Campbell together with Mercy Mental Health staff rolled up their sleeves to do some gardening on the sunny afternoon. Patients also enjoyed the fresh air, helping to plant flowers.   

�We are very grateful to have the support of community organisations like the Rotary Club of Wyndham and GMHBA, who help us to create a more inviting environment for patients during their stay,� said Natasha Stresnjak,Unit Manager, Mercy Mental Health Psychiatric Inpatient Unit.  �We are also hoping to start a gardening club.�

 

 MMH planters 
Mercy Mental Health staff Sebastian Low, Kate Brown and Natasha Stresnjak together with Mercy Health Foundation employees Shannon Gilmore and Sarah Bartak thanked Wyndham Rotary Club Board members Eddie Szatkowski, Sue Campbell and John Campbell and GMHBA Health Insurance�s Deryn Mobbs for donating their time and money to creating an inviting garden at Mercy Mental Health�s Psychiatric Inpatient Unit.    

 

 

Date Published:  12 August 2013 

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