THE Coleraine Hospital Auxiliary is helping to make end-of-life care a little bit more comfortable.
Tireless fundraising has helped them to raise $30,000 to completely fit out a room as well as a guest room and another smaller room.
Auxiliary president, Sherri Robertson said it took more than three years to raise the money.
“Over the last few years this palliative care space has been our project,” she said.
“It’s not a happy place but we wanted to make it a comfortable place for people to be able to spend time together.”
The money paid for all furnishings including the hospital bed, a lifting device, a sofa bed, chairs and linen.
A television, CD and DVD player and a small fridge are also fitted in the room.
In the past the Coleraine Hospital Auxiliary held annual balls with sit down poultry suppers, rabbit drives and catered for weddings.
Full story in The Spectator on Thursday, March 6, 2014.