Monday September 21 is World Gratitude Day, a time where we remind ourselves and share with others what we are grateful for. At Cabrini Foundation we work with people every day who are grateful for the care they and their families have received at Cabrini.
When receiving care, it is human nature to want to give back in some way. Many patients, residents and their families find that expressing their gratitude is an integral part of their healing and a powerful way to give back and acknowledge the care they have received.
Recently we asked our donors to share with us some examples of their gratitude for Cabrini and why they choose to give back to the hospital that supports them:
- ‘My elderly mother received wonderful care on her several visits to Cabrini Malvern. I was much appreciative of the great care there also in emergency ward, several years ago. We are very grateful to all at Cabrini.’
- ‘I was in Cabrini over Christmas. The way the staff went out of their way to provide some cheer during this time was impressive. It was an important gesture.’
- I’m especially appreciative of the care during and after my open heart surgery, especially the nursing staff, specialists and rehab staff at Hopetoun.’
- ‘I have a special memory of the medical attention and care I received 12 years ago when I attended Cabrini emergency department. I had at the time recently relocated to Melbourne from regional Victoria. Isolation and vulnerability I experienced was replaced by the professionalism and comfort in the support I received.’
- ‘Malvern Neurology have cared for me for 6 years and are exceptional. I had surgery at Cabrini 18 months ago and it gave me my life back. I had so many specialists but it all went like clockwork. The nurses were fantastic, all the staff, food ambassadors, cleaners, all wonderful!’
- ‘Every experience is incredibly special – I’ve had early stage breast cancer twice, so reflect with much gratitude the treatment I received.’
- ‘I remember the kind, compassionate, and competent treatment received when my son was born pre-term and spent time in special care unit.’
- ‘When my husband passed away in Malvern, the staff were exceptional, nothing was a problem, they made myself and family feel special. We had only the best of care.’
- ‘I was treated for prostate cancer some years ago. The surgery and follow up nursing care was second to none! Life-saving but also life changing to receive such quality of care.’
- ‘My husband was in Cabrini Malvern several times and died in palliative care Prahran. I have warm memories of those times, mainly due to staff.’
To learn more about how you can show your gratitude to Cabrini by giving back, click on the ‘Support Us’ tab or download our brochure by clicking here.