PATIENTS in Lismore's St Vincents Private Hospital's Palliative Care Unit are enjoying an increased level of comfort following the donation of 26 hand made quilts this morning.

The quilts were donated after a former patient, Marcia Keep, began making a quilt to pass the time while in palliative care.

When Mrs Keep's friend and quilter Carol Bonami heard that Marcia was making a quilt for the hospital the Marcia Keep Project was born.

Since then the word has spread and quilters from all over the Northern Rivers have been hard at work creating the colourful comforting creations.

St Vincents Private Hospital chief executive Bob Walsh said the quilts were a fantastic and thoughtful addition to the Palliative Care Unit and a wonderful gift from very generous people who spent a lot of time and effort in making the quilts.

"Each bed in the Palliative Care Unit has a beautiful soft quilt that aims to give a little more comfort to our patients in palliative care," he said.

Anyone interested in donating to the Marcia Keep Project can email quilts4palcare@gmail.com.



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