Do they know its Christmas
The children at Northern Hospital were not allowed to forget it is Christmas, with presents and visits from Santa facilitated by a host of kind hearted individuals and community – minded organisations.
This year too ISS Facility Services held their annual Christmas Appeal for presents for those children spending time at Northern Hospital over the Christmas season. The response from staff was overwhelming, and brought a smile to many a child when they got their presents with the assistance of Santa who paid them a visit curtesy Epping Plaza last Friday.
Snez Poposka, Facilities Service Manager ISS and key organiser of the Christmas Appeal, said, “I was thrilled seeing the look of happiness on the face of the kids. It makes it all worthwhile – especially to me as a mum,” she added.
The Commonwealth Bank, Mobile Unit, also paid the kids a visit with soft toys for the children and cupcakes for the staff yesterday.
The Commbank Mobile Unit, in association with La Manna Supermarket, visited Northern Hospital to share Christmas gifts with the kids in both the Childrens Unit and Emergency Department.
Connie Gauci, Manager Mobile Banking, said, “We were pleased to have touched the hearts of the children warded at Northern Hospital. It was also an opportunity to say a big ‘thank you’ to all the wonderful staff and nurses. On a personal note, I have had a lot to do with Northern and they have always looked after my family very well!” she added.
Courtney Lowry, Nurse Unit Manager Childrens Unit, said “It is so lovely to see the generosity and care that people have for one another. The lovely acts of kindness for our patients on the Children’s Ward from ISS, the Commonwealth Bank and Epping Plaza have brought so many smiles to their faces and their families this Christmas during what is a stressful time while they are in hospital.”