Hospital introduces therapy dog
A local hospital has added a therapy dog as part of its service.
Woy Woy's Brisbane Waters Private Hospital introduced Bonnie the therapy dog on August 5.
Hospital chief executive Ms Kathy Beverley said Bonnie would be a regular visitor to the hospital's mental health and rehabilitation patients through the Delta Therapy Dog program.
The Delta program connects healthcare service providers with trained therapy dogs.
The program runs nationally and there are over 1000 dogs of varying breeds used in hospitals and care centres around the country.
They spend time with patients and assist with their recovery and sense of wellbeing by offering companionship, she said.
"Bonnie brings happiness to our patients and staff whenever she visits.
"Her visits play an integral role in the recovery process," Ms Beverley said.
Social media, 5 Aug 2019
Kathy Beverley, Brisbane Waters Private Hospital