Mater Private Hospital Redlands recently celebrated 20 years of serving Brisbane’s Bayside community. As part of these celebrations, Mater partnered with the local community to fund a Healing Garden to enhance the health and well-being of patients. Home Instead Redlands’ donation will help fund the development of this new outdoor space.

Mater’s vision was to create a tranquil space where patients and families can visit and enjoy a peaceful environment away from their often stressful circumstances whilst in hospital.

Evidenced-based research now demonstrates the positive effects that nature can have on patients and their healing process. In this facility, this has been observed in smaller ways such as when patients have had the opportunity to visit the café on the ground level or sit outside as their condition permits.  There is also a patient library that volunteers make available to patients and Mater Foundation would love to see patients extend use of those opportunities out into the Healing Garden.