Donor support changes lives...
Patients like Loretta Joyce are falling asleep under the stars - inside the walls of the QEII.
Because of QEII Foundation donors, who care about the extra patient comforts, Loretta is able to enjoy a starlight projector, which helps her relax at night. "If I look at it long enough, it puts me to sleep," she says.
Shelley Sandblom, a registered nurse at the QEII's Palliative Care Unit explains,
"Most patients want the lights in their room every night because it helps them sleep and reduces their anxiety," she says.
This little machine has a big impact on patient well-being and Shelley is in the beginning stages of launching a research project that explores the relationship between these devices and anxiety.
This is just one example of the magic that QEII Foundation donors make possible.