NSLHD News May 31

Volunteers at Royal North Shore’s ceremony

THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS Volunteers working across

Chief Executive Deb Willcox said it is wonderful to see so many volunteers back in our hospitals, supporting our staff and our patients, after what was such a disruptive and difficult year. “Our volunteers play such an important role in our hospitals including greeting our visitors and helping them get to where they need to go, helping our patients eat

their meals, through to the Pink Ladies and their delicious cake stalls,” Deb said “They are a familiar face to our staff, patient and visitors who are comforted their presence.” Ceremonies were held at Royal North Shore, Hornsby and Ryde hospitals to honour volunteers dedicating their time across Northern Sydney.

Northern Sydney Local Health District hospitals have been celebrated and their huge contribution recognised this month during National Volunteers Week. The COVID-19 restrictions meant our volunteers were unable to work in our hospitals for extended periods since the beginning of the pandemic.

Ryde Hospital volunteer Elaine Collis was awarded a certificate of appreciation for 46 years of volunteer service

RNS Hospital volunteer Rosemary Brodie was awarded a certificate of appreciation for 38 years of volunteer service

RNS Volunteer Coordinator Candice Peters with the Pink Ladies and CE Deb Willcox

Chairman gets on board Flu vaccine campaign Northern Sydney Local Health District Board Chair Trevor Danos AM recently visited our flu vaccination clinic at Royal North Shore Hospital to receive his jab. Trevor joins more than 4400 staff who have now received their flu vaccination. Staff in Category A+ and emergency department staff must receive their flu shot by the end of May to meet the NSW Health policy requirement.

You need to leave a 14-day break between the flu and other vaccinations, including for COVID-19 and bring your COVID-19 vaccination certificate and Medicare card when you present for your flu vaccination. If you have any questions, please contact NSLHDOccupationalStaffHealth@health.nsw.gov.au

Board Chair Trevor Danos AM receives his flu vac



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