Christmas has certainly arrived at Westmead Hospital with the installation of a 12-foot Christmas tree at the hospital’s main entrance.
The tree, provided by Westmead Hospital Foundation, proudly adorns 365 baubles and 2,100 lights.
Chair of the Westmead Hospital Foundation, James Nguyen said he hopes the Christmas tree lifts the spirts of frontline healthcare staff, as well as patients and visitors to the hospital.
“2020 has been a tough year for everyone, especially those on the frontline,” James said.
“Christmas is a time for people to come together (in a COVID-safe way) and we hope that this tree stands as a symbol of joy and hope for the future for everyone,”
The impressive 3.6m structure took four hours, and three contractors to install and decorate.
The tree was generously sponsored by the Australian award-winning furniture company, KING (formally KING Living Furniture), and donated by Westmead Hospital Foundation on their behalf.
“We are extremely grateful to KING for sponsoring Westmead Hospital Foundation’s Christmas tree,” said James.
“A special thank you also to the General Manager of Westmead Hospital Rebecca Tyson, Westmead Hospital Corporate Services manager Renata Melan, and their teams for helping us make this project a reality.”
David and Sonia King, owners of KING Living said they could not think of a better way to show their support, and thank our frontline workers.
“2020 has been a challenging year and KING Living would like to thank each and every one of you for your ongoing commitment and dedication to keeping us safe,” they said.
“We are delighted to brighten up Christmas this year by donating this beautiful Christmas tree.”
Patients, visitors and staff are welcome to have their photograph with the Westmead Hospital Foundation tree and to leave a Christmas message for our healthcare staff or loved ones for the Foundation’s digital screens across the hospital. The Westmead Hospital Foundation Christmas tree is a COVID safe zone. To book a Christmas photograph, write a Christmas message or to make a donation, please contact (02) 8890 9728 or visit https://westmeadhf.org.au/
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