St John of God Murdoch Hospital orthopaedic surgeon Professor Piers Yates has ignited his passion for art, creating a large crucifix made from welded recycled metal tools, equipment and implants used in orthopaedic surgery. The crucifix was installed at the entrance of the hospital on 31 May. By Amanda Murthy.
St John of God Murdoch Hospital is the first hospital in WA to offer palliative care patients a ‘cuddle bed’ during their stay. Cuddle beds allow room for family members to lay down beside their loved ones and be physically close, deepening connection and providing comfort.