Thanks shown with masterpiece

Blacktown Hospital Regional Dialysis Centre patient Cheryl Grovenor.

Patients and staff visiting the new Regional Dialysis Centre at Blacktown Hospital will be greeted by two cultural paintings donated by a grateful patient.

Home haemodialysis patient Cheryl Grovenor from Bidwill has put brush to canvas to create the masterpieces.

Originally from the Wiradjiri Tribe of NSW, the budding artist donated both paintings to the Centre.

The ‘My Culture’ piece displays the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags with a male and female Brolga bird, symbolising fertility and dance in traditional Aboriginal legends.

The ‘My Dream Time Story’ painting displays the reptile Brolgas and Cheryl’s family totem – a goanna.  The dots represent a meeting place, a water hole or travelling from place to place.

Blacktown Hospital’s Regional Dialysis Centre is a one-stop-shop for treatment and support and includes twenty two treatment bays for dialysis, outpatient clinics and patient training and education facilities.

Blacktown Hospital Regional Dialysis Centre registered nurse Annabelle Albeos, clinical nurse consultant Mary Mikaheal, Cheryl Grovenor, Kevin Cullen, Tanya Smolonogov and Transitional Nurse Practitioner Mary Ann Nicdao.