When 27-year Mount Druitt Hospital volunteer veteran Beryl Gardiner was born in 1928, penicillin was discovered and many women gave birth at home.
Beryl has seen many changes over the years at Mount Druitt as well, including fundraising for the hospital before it was built, and the transition in the 90’s from hospital nuns to clinical and nursing staff.
Now as she celebrates her 90th birthday, she revealed she has no plans to retire.
Beryl has given freely her time to the hospital since 1992 for a few hours a week, managing the enquiry desk directing visitors and patients to their destinations in the hospital.
Beryl also contributes to the Mount Druitt Hospital Auxiliary where she keeps her hands and fingers busy knitting crafty items for babies.
Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals voluntary services manager Janice Low said helping patients and visitors suits Beryl’s kind and thoughtful personality.
“The staff and fellow volunteers wish Beryl all the best, health and happiness as she celebrates her 90th birthday, and appreciate her service to our communities,” Janice said.
“We hope Beryl can continue with us until she’s 100 or more!”