National Carers Week was an opportunity to pay homage to the various carers across Western Sydney Local Health District – and our supportive care volunteers were keen to get in on the action.
Volunteers provided hand and shoulder massages and pamper packs to carers at Blacktown Hospital and Mount Druitt Hospital’s palliative care unit and also provided pamper packs with a candle, hand cream, tea bags and other items reminding them to also care for themselves!
Carers make an enormous contribution to our communities and their caring roles are valued at $60.3 billion annually – more than $1 billion per week.
Looking after someone who is very ill, or dying, may mean carers often forget to look after themselves. The volunteers provide social, emotional and practical support to carers in their challenging and often unacknowledged role.
Thanks to all our carers & volunteers.