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MP Chris Gulaptis

Improved palliative care experience

Patients, families, and carers will soon benefit from refurbishments to palliative care facilities at Grafton Base Hospital thanks to a $184,400 boost from the NSW Government.

Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said the refurbishment work at Grafton Base Hospital will help bring comfort to people at the end of life, along with their families and carers. “Existing palliative care rooms will be enhanced and kitchenettes created to improve the experience for patients and families,” Mr. Gulaptis said.

“There will be access to an outdoor area, which will allow patients, especially bed‑bound patients, to spend time in the fresh air. Upgrades will also allow family and friends to stay for extended periods.” The upgrade at Grafton is one of 34 palliative care facilities across NSW to be refurbished over the next two years, at a total of $5.5 million. “These projects help bring dignity and comfort to patients, families and carers.”