Melbourne Victory visits Northern Hospital
It was an exciting sports day at Northern Health yesterday, with Melbourne Victory players Lawrence Thomas and Kosta Barbarouses, visiting the Children’s Ward to surprise passionate soccer fans.
Visits like these bring smiles and joy to the sick children at Northern Hospital Epping. The kids and players exchanged soccer tips and laughs, and received signed posters, Melbourne Victory scarfs and photos. The staff and visitors also enjoyed the opportunity for a photo and a chat with their favourite soccer team.
Katrina Burke, Nurse Unit Manager of the Children’s Ward, thanked the players for donating their time.
“We appreciate the players taking time out of their busy schedules to bring smiles to so many faces today at our hospital,” she said.
“Having the players here provides a welcome boost to our youngest patients. We extend our gratitude to Northern Health supporter, La Ionica, and Melbourne Victory FC for making this visit possible,” she said.
Melbourne Victory FC spokesperson said, “We would like to thank La Ionica and Northern Hospital, who both made this wonderful day possible – a rewarding experience for all involved.”