Itching to get stitching

Crafty volunteers: Diane Keenan, Hazel Kilby, Janice Ralston, Narelle Masonwells, Margaret Willis, Margaret Issanchon and Pam Sadler.

Volunteers from Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals are using their handy stitch work to attach labels to colourful gowns, ensuring they are returned to the correct department after use.

Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals volunteers services manager Janice Low said the gowns are used by women receiving radiation treatment for breast cancer.

“We purchased 40 brightly coloured gowns from the money raised from last year’s Dry July campaign,” Janice said.

“Although the gowns are distinct and differ from the traditional white ones, we need the labels to ensure each gown is returned to its rightful area once it has been cleaned.

“We have many volunteers that use their crafty skills in various ways and we thank them all.”

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Mount Druitt Hospital is seeking volunteer drivers for early weekday shift (5.45am til 12 noon) to transport patients to medical appointments.

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