NSLHD News May 31

Gus tending to patient Nancy Mann at Mona Vale Hospital

Say G’day to Gus, the district’s newest therapy dog Northern Sydney’s animal assisted therapy team has a new recruit - with Gus joining his

Palliative Care, we are hoping that his role will extend to encompass more of the campus as he develops in his new role. “Gus always welcomes pats, and treats, from everyone and loves nothing more than chasing the sun and snoozing. “Thank you Guide Dogs NSW for the opportunity to have him as part of team Mona Vale.” Herbie’s owner and Trauma Counsellor Andrea Turner said said implementing another dedicated therapy dog in the district as a permanent staff member was an important step for progressing health initiatives and outcomes.

half-brother Herbie in the line of duty. The pair plays an important role across a range of services, including counselling and palliative care. Herbie usually can be found in the child protection team at Royal North Shore Hospital, while Gus calls Mona Vale Hospital home. “Gus has been a very welcome addition to Mona Vale, working with patients and staff on a daily basis,” Gus’ owner and Acting Head of Department for Social Work Sarah Galloway said. “Whilst Gus works predominantly across

Gus, Deb Willcox and Herbie

Theodore Panagopoulos greets Herbie and Gus



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