Hospital accommodation project has Con’s support

LOCAL businessman and philanthropist Con Souvlis is the latest member of the community to contribute to the development of Christensen House.

Con, who is well known for the support he gives to his community, is excited to be involved in a project that will benefit people in need.

He is also urging other local businesses to get involved by making a contribution towards the construction of the much-needed short-stay accommodation facility being built near the new St Stephen's hospital.

"I am always grateful for any opportunity to give back to my community and Christensen House gives me the perfect chance to do this" Con said.

Christensen House is being constructed in close proximity to the new St Stephen's Hospital in Hervey Bay, and is a community partnership project designed to provide short stay accommodation to patients, families and visiting medical practitioners.

"I fully support the construction of a facility that will support patient and family members from outlying areas during what can be a difficult time. I'm also delighted to hear that this facility will also assist to attract medical specialists to the area, and therefore increase healthcare services to our community," Con added.

Con is supporting the development of the facility by providing all the furniture and whitegoods needed to fit out the accommodation at cost price. Con's interior decorator and furniture manager, Rosemarie Wright, is overseeing provision of these much-needed items on behalf on Con.

"I would like to see this facility be a home away from home for the patients and their families. I am hoping that my contribution will ensure that it is as comfortable as possible for those in the community who use it," Con said.

St Stephen's Hospital acting general manager Terence Seymour said the hospital was very grateful for the generous contribution made by Con.

"It is wonderful to see the community get behind this project and lend support. Con's contribution will go a long way to helping us care for our patients and families who come from outlying regions to access our services," Terence said.

Con would like to urge other members of the community to support the project.

"Christensen House is a project that can bring our community together to help others. I know that there have already been a lot of businesses and members of the public who have contributed and I congratulate them on their generosity," said Con.

"I would love to see the members of the community getting together and supporting this worthwhile community project," he added.

The Christensen House Steering Committee would like to hear from business groups, community groups and members of the public who are willing to participate.

If you are interested in contributing towards or being part of this project, phone Michelle Clunn, St Stephen's Hospital on 4123 8504.

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