In any hospital, physical space plays an important role in the experience of patients, their loved ones and visitors. A warm, comfortable environment can contribute greatly to alleviating the stress that comes with being in hospital.
At Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, every single space has been designed with the patient’s comfort in mind and fitted with what they and their families need to make their experience as easy as possible.
The team at King Living understands the importance of patient focused design and have recently helped us transform our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) waiting lounge on Level 7 with a gift of beautiful furniture.
King Living’s donation of lounges, armchairs, coffee tables and sofa beds has enabled us to create a welcoming and comfortable space for families and friends of our patients in the ICU.
King Living is a leading Australian furniture company that supports many organisations in the community through the King Living Foundation. We connected with King Living when they made a donation to Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in memory of a colleague who passed away from cancer.
“We very quickly saw the incredible work Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is doing, and how innovation is at the heart of it all. It really aligns with our ethos at King Living,” says Louise King, King Living Foundation Manager.
“Cancer does not discriminate and casts a very wide net. It is upsetting to think of those who are suffering while their friends and families wait with uncertainty. We are humbled to be able to help those people by providing a little bit of comfort.”
We are incredibly grateful to King Living for their amazing gift, which has enabled us to offer this beautiful space for our ICU visitors while they wait, rest and be with their families, night and day.