NSLHD Year in Review 2020

Our amazing grace Nurse Grace Jones made headlines around the nation and across the globe when she saved the life of The Wiggles’ Greg Page.

The Royal North Shore Hospital registered nurse was on a night out to watch The Wiggles perform a charity concert for the bushfires, when the famous former yellow wiggle collapsed on stage. Grace sprang into action and immediately offered her help, performing CPR and using a defibrillator, which paramedics have credited her for saving Greg’s life. Overnight, Grace became a household name as media outlets from across Australia interviewed her on her experience, praising her as a hero. “I don’t really think of myself

The Daily Telegraph article featuring Grace

that helped him and saved him.” Grace is like so many of our medical staff, who spring into action when off-duty to help others who need medical assistance.

as a hero,” Grace told The Daily Telegraph .

“I’ve been trained to do that and I kind of flicked a switch. I went in and I just used all the knowledge

Solar panels at Hornsby Hospital

hornsby hospital soaks up the sun Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital has gone solar now boasting the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) system on a healthcare facility in Australia.

The green initiative is part of a statewide solar program which was launched by Minister for Environment and local Member of Parliament (Hornsby), Matt Kean, and Minister for Health, Brad Hazzard in January.

As HKH has a large roof space and relatively new buildings, the campus was selected to be one of the first hospitals in the state to have solar energy, with an estimated combined size of 865 kilowatts (kW).

The system will yield over one million kWs of power per year, saving $250,000 and 900 tonnes of carbon emissions every year.


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