Flowers planted for a cause at Leongatha hospital

BRINGING HOPE: (L to R) Leongatha hospital’s staff educator Linda Fiddelaers with midwife Lousie Cruichshank helped organise the Field of Daffodils day: a day of remembrance for those that have suffered with cancer.

CHEMOTHERAPY nurses, Leongatha Hospital staff, and family and friends of people affected by cancer gathered last Thursday to collectively plant a ‘field of daffodils’.

The yellow spring time flowers lit up the rock garden near the chemotherapy ward, allowing patients undergoing treatment to look out of their window and see them.  

“It’s about being able to remember people and celebrate the survivors,” Linda Fiddelaers, staff educator at the hospital, said.

“There are a lot of memories in daffodils.”

This year, the day was termed the Annie Owen Originator Field of Daffodils to honour Annie’s admirable work throughout the long running, annual event. 

“It’s important for the community and for people who know a family member or friend affected by cancer,” Gippsland Southern Health Service acting CEO Peter Van Hamond said.

“We try to make the experience as positive as we can.”

The morning tea following the daffodil planting raised $340.  

These funds will help support the chemotherapy service at Gippsland Southern Health Service.


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