Message of hope adorn Mount Druitt Hospital

A little boy draws some art on the Wall of Hope.

Vibrant colours and a message of hope now greet visitors of the Mount Druitt Hospital Children’s Ward.

The messages of support for patients and staff were scrawled by runners at the conclusion of the inaugural RunWest running festival earlier this year.

Mount Druitt Hospital’s Children’s ward nurse unit manager Kate Lowe, registered nurse Emily Campbell, clinical nurse consultant Nicola McKay, registered nurse Kyrsten Macfarlance, medical secretary Ieshia Collins, play leader Eleanor Inskip and acting director of nursing David Lazaro.  

Blacktown Council’s Better Foundation, the official fundraising organisation for Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals, was one of the partner charities supported by NAB RunWest.

Better Foundation chief executive Nermeen Yacoub said hundreds of runners took the time to write messages of support and appreciation for the work the medical and nursing staff do every single day.

“This wall hangs in the main corridor of the hospital near the kids’ ward, not only brightening up the space but also as a reminder to hospital staff that our local community appreciates what they do to keep our families healthy and safe,” Nermeen said.

If you wish to know more about the foundation or would like to get involved in supporting your local hospitals, contact nermeen.yacoub@betterfoundation.org.au or 0433 349 944.