Members of the Healesville Gardening Club and CWA Healesville Night Chicks are to thank for the fabulous new front gardens at Eastern Health's redeveloped Healesville Hospital and Yarra Valley Health.CWA members planting gardene HH Jan 2017

With the Open Day on 29 January 2017 fast approaching, the CWA and Gardening Club rolled up their sleeves and made sure the new front garden area was fully planted and mulched in time for the big day.

Pictured right are CWA members Karina Noblett and Sheryl Treen with their partners Ian Noblett and Roger Treen.

CWA Healesville Night Chicks also donated outdoor furniture for patients and their families to enjoy whilst staying at the hospital. When the group was asked to cater for the recent Australian Doctors Orchestra performance of The Lark, they decided to use the proceeds to enable the purchase of outdoor furniture.

"We are most grateful for the generous support of CWA Healesville Night Chicks and the Healesville Gardening Club," says Pam Hughes, Director of Nursing, Midwifery & Operations Yarra Ranges, which incorporates Healesville Hospital and Yarra Valley Health. "It's wonderful to have people in the community engaging with the redeveloped hospital, giving their time and making donations," says Pam.

To find out how you can support Healesville Hospital, please contact Eastern Health Foundation on 9895 4608 or email