Staff farewell Chief Executive Danny O’Connor

Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals staff wear their loudest Hawaiian shirt or lei to farewell chief executive Danny O’Connor.

Staff from Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospital’s wanted to do something extraordinary and unique to farewell our wonderful chief executive, mentor and friend of many, Danny O’Connor.

Taking his love of Hawaiian shirts to a new level, the call went out for staff to go home and raid their wardrobes or hit the op shops to find the loudest tropical shirt or lei to wear to his retirement celebration.

Your eye’s may need some adjustment to the light of the array of vibrant colour and fluro in our photos – so we apologise.

Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals general manager Sue-Anne Redmond presented Danny with a variety of these Hawaiian shirts off the back of staff to compliment his collection of “bad” shirts.

“Danny’s passion and dedication to ensuring we do the very best for our patients, families and teams being at the forefront of everything we do will be his lasting legacy,” Mrs Redmond said.

“He has been a tremendous supporter and inspiration to the Blacktown and Mount Druitt teams over the last eight years, especially during our recent growth and capital investment program.

“We all wish Danny all the very best for his future and hope that his extended wardrobe brings fond memories of his time with us at western Sydney.”

Aloha Danny!

Blacktown Hospital senior staff drape Danny with colourful Hawaiian shirts.