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10th August 2022

A brighter birthing experience

Birth suites at Townsville University Hospital are looking brighter thanks to support from Glencore’s Refinery and Port Operations.

Brighter Lives CEO Tanya Busoli said staff from the birth suite had approached the foundation for help in improving the appearance and comfort levels in the seven rooms.

“Staff told us that the curtains in the space had become worn and tired, and that light was coming through gaps created by shrinkage overtime. They were seeking funding to replace the curtains with modern blinds,” Tanya said.

“Blinds allow better control of the level of light in the room, and you can see by the photos that they look much better. It just makes the space more comfortable for patients.”

Nineteen roller blinds were needed to replace the curtains in the seven birth suites – a project costing nearly $11,000 and funded with thanks to Glencore’s Community Assistance Program.

Paul Taylor, Manager at Glencore’s Refinery and Port Operations said that they were pleased to be able to support this project.

“At Glencore, we believe that to develop sustainable communities we must help deliver essential health and ancillary services,” Paul said.

“We welcomed the opportunity to make this a more comfortable experience for patients and their loved ones.”

Glencore’s Refinery and Port Operations has a strong history of supporting Townsville University Hospital and the foundation, with more than $330,000 provided for vital equipment since 2005.

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