How this GP lifted spirits with one simple idea

“What a great idea!” Another patient walks in smiling. She has just seen the new street library in front of my surgery.

“There was a segment on the ABC’s Gardening Australia showing how to build one,” I explained.

“My husband used a cabinet that had been an acoustic shield for those noisy, old printers. The cabinet had a window, perfect for its new use.”

Almost all of my patients these days are excited by their discovery. Some are apologetic. “But I didn’t know, and I didn’t bring a