Aged care workers from Wimmera Nursing Home will be among those taking advantage of new seating outside the hospital's main entrance.
Coles supermarket has donated a bench seat, manufactured with 98 per cent of recycled plastic, to Wimmera Health Care Group to provide outdoor seating for staff and community members.
Coles Horsham store manager Matthew Kulhan said the seat was made available through the REDcycle program.
"Anyone can donate their plastic bags to our store and we send them to REDcycle and this is the end result," Mr Kulhan said.
Horsham resident Brian Wilde, who organised the donation, said he approached Coles because he felt there needed to be outdoor seating for team members could enjoy their lunch.
"I asked a lot of people in Horsham if they would consider donating a chair to the hospital and Coles agreed to help out," he said.
"I knew Coles had the recycling program going so I approached the regional manager when I saw her in the store one day.
"The chair is made of recycled plastic and it will be placed in in Robinson Street under a big oak tree.
"It will be especially useful for staff to enjoy their lunch during summertime."
WHCG director residential services Sarah Kleinitz said the donation arrived at a good time.
"It hasn't been easy for our team members lately because aged care has had a bad run in the media," Ms Kleinitz said.
"Our workers have also found it emotionally draining having to enforce visiting restrictions on people who just want to check on a loved one or close friend.
"It's been hard having to restrict so many people and Covid-19 has added to everyone's workload, so a donation like this will certainly add some comfort.
"I want to thank Coles for their generosity and Brian for organising the whole thing."
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