Eastwoodhill art brightens Palliative Care rooms

18 July 2011


Picture by Gisborne Herald photographer Paul Rickard


In a show of support, Eastwoodhill Arboretum has donated three photographic canvases to brighten up two Palliative Care patient rooms and the family waiting area.

Past Eastwoodhill Trust Board chairman Brian Crawshaw, who passed away in 2010, was a supporter and patient of Palliative Care and the canvases have been donated by the Eastwoodhill Trust Board in his memory.

Eastwoodhill Business Administration Manager Sandra Matthews said Eastwoodhill has been a long time supporter of Palliative Care.

“Eastwoodhill members suffering terminal illness have been nursed by Palliative Care, so it is fitting that we support the service” she said.

“We donated a canvas for the Palliative Care auction held in June this year and have a long association with the Cancer Society including an annual daffodil service held in the Eastwoodhill memorial area for families affected by cancer” she said.

The canvases were carefully deliberated over and selected by Palliative Care staff based on their suitability for the service.

“Staff spent many hours choosing the most appropriate photos for patients and families from a selection of Eastwoodhill photographs” Mrs Matthews said.

Palliative Care staff accepted the canvases from Eastwoodhill Trust Board Chairman Lee Newman at the Palliative Care offices at 12pm on Thursday. Canvases are available by order through the Eastwoodhill Visitor Centre.