“We wanted to thank the nursing staff in the ward in particular as they went above and beyond for us to care for Dad.” – Iain’s Daughter, Juliette.
Iain Robinson led a rich and interesting life. A Scotsman who spent 25 years in the Royal Navy, he loved caravanning, sailing, photography, and spending time with his grandchildren.
A patient at Flinders Medical Centre over many years, sadly Iain passed away on New Year’s Day after being admitted to hospital on Christmas Eve.
In Iain’s memory, family and friends made donations to Flinders Foundation to support ward 5B where Iain was cared for in his final days.
Staff on the ward used the funds to purchase a new space and tilt commode chair to help better care for patients who have no sitting balance, often as a result of trauma or cancer.
“We wanted to thank the nursing staff in the ward in particular as they went above and beyond for us to care for Dad,” Iain’s daughter, Juliette, said.
“Over the week we were in there we watched the nurses deal with all manner of patients, and always with a joke or a smile.
“While Dad wouldn’t have benefited from the chair, we watched the nurses go through the routine of getting the other patients in the ward up and showered… so if this chair makes that task a little easier for them then we are happy to have helped.”
Ward 5B Acting Nurse Unit Manager Claire Simons said staff were very grateful to Iain’s family and friends.
“This chair has a supportive back and sides and is able to be tilted by nursing staff to allow patients to have a shower and sit over the toilet, which they would not otherwise be able to do,” Claire explained.
“This will greatly improve the quality of care that we can provide on 5B.”
The Flinders Foundation team are always available to chat with you about the best way to honour the memory of your loved one. Phone (08) 8204 5216.
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