NSLHD News November 4 2022

It was wonderful to attend the official opening of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital, following its $265 million redevelopment. The long-awaited official opening celebrated the six-storey clinical services building and expanded emergency department which have been open to the public for the past 12 months. It has been a busy time for the hospital which has been preparing for the completion of the community health services building. For the first time, patients can now receive renal dialysis and chemotherapy services at Hornsby. I would like to congratulate the staff who had to endure so much upheaval during construction, moving patients to new departments, all under the cloud of COVID-19. The community now has access to a modern, fit-for-purpose hospital that our staff are proud to work in. I was pleased to attend the Research Showcase recently, which highlighted some of the research projects taking place across NSLHD. It was a great insight into the impact that research within our district is making across various areas of medicine and surgery. It is wonderful to see that two of our nurses have been named finalists in this year’s NSW Nursing and Midwifery Awards, to be held on 18 November. Congratulations to Ryde Hospital’s Barbara Scott and Matthew Weiss on your achievement and I wish you well in the awards. I had the privilege to attend the launch of the new state-of-the-art bus for the NSW Big Red Kidney Bus program. The program offers much needed mobile dialysis services so patients

undertaking dialysis can travel and take holidays within NSW.

The program offers much needed reprieve for patients undertaking dialysis and I am proud that our district can offer this wonderful service in partnership with Kidney Health Australia. The 2022 NSLHD Christmas with Dignity Campaign kicked off this week and will run until 29 November. This fantastic campaign gives staff the opportunity to donate non-perishable food items and new clothes for use in hampers that will be donated to our homeless community at Christmas. I encourage staff around the district to get involved and donate anything you can spare for such a great cause. On the topic of kindness, next week we celebrate Gathering of Kindness, a campaign which NSW Health is committed to each year to build and nurture a culture of kindness across our health system.

Kindness and compassion are key to elevating the human experience for everyone.

A smile, a hello, a please or thank you, are those small acts of kindness that make a big difference to the experience of our staff, our patients and their families.

Lee Gregory I/Chief Executive Northern Sydney Local Health District



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