From Parachutes to PPE

A generous donation by a Brisbane small business has ensured that our frontline palliative care nurses can continue to care for vulnerable patients throughout the coronavirus crisis.

On the 26th March, when we held enormous concerns for how Covid 19 would impact our community and our service, we received an email from  Woolloongabba based Mee Loft Parachute Parts and Rigging with a life-saving offer.

Koppel Solomon, the owner of Mee Loft, reached out to us after we had cared for his beautiful mum, Jo Solomon. Jo was a well loved arts & culture buff in our local community.

His email was like a gift from the heavens, with an offer to donate specialised personal protective equipment (PPE) for our nurses to wear as they care for patients in their homes.

This week our beautiful, rainbow-coloured PPE has arrived with 40 masks, gowns and shoe covers now being worn with pride by our nurses.

At a time when PPE is in such short supply across Queensland, receiving this generous gift was invaluable for the health and well-being of our staff and our patients.

Little Haven is currently caring for 88 terminally ill patients across the Gympie region that are all at increased risk from the coronavirus meaning PPE is essential. Our service has split our clinical nurses and our patient roster into 2 teams as a precaution to ensure we will always be available in some capacity for our patients.

 We hope that people will support this generous, innovative business who are working hard to transition their operations in incredibly difficult circumstances.

Combined with a generous donation of beautiful surgical caps, made and donated by the ladies from Robin’s Roses, our girls have got Corona Virus risk covered from tip to toe.

Check out the Little Haven nurses in their new look ….