Former registered nurse and former chaplain Brenda Robiliard has penned a poem to celebrate the Westmead Hospital birthday celebrations.
The dedicated stalwart worked at Westmead Hospital for more than 30 years starting out as a registered nurse, nurse unit manager and then became a hospital chaplain.
The poem reads:
Gough Whitlam had a vision
For the people of the west
to provide a healthcare system
That was better than the rest
We’ve had a few blues in the past 40 years
At times we’ve been bleeding and battered
But we’ve all survived
Because we all know what mattered
And that was to give to all who came in
To our hospital – Westmead
First class compassion and caring service
And service that none could surpass
We can’t hope to become what we want to be
By remaining the way that we are
The programmed rebuild is well underway
A better health service by far
Refurbish upgrade re-equip that the plan
We’re excited and look forward to that day
At Westmead we’ve always risen well to the call
On our birthday and strengthened each day!
Thank you Brenda for sharing this poem with the Pulse.