Auburn Hospital puts frontline workers first with staff wellness day

Helen Mou, Roisin Mcgeough and Kate Murphy celebrate Auburn Hospital staff wellness day.

After battling a global pandemic for more than 640 days, Auburn Hospital has stopped to recognise the tireless efforts of their frontline health heroes – and provide a little well-deserved respite.

A staff wellness day filled with food and wellbeing activities was held this week at Auburn Hospital following a similar event at Westmead Hospital.

Marking the occasion was Auburn Hospital physiotherapy team leader Lilian Wong who said it felt momentous to have everybody come together, check-in and celebrate in a COVID safe way.

“It was nice to take some time out of our days to really chat to one another and check on the other departments throughout the hospital,” Lilian said. 

“This day was run really well and it was great to see everybody getting involved.”

The event was organised by Auburn Hospital executive and management along with support from the hospital’s allied health department. 

Every staff member was given the opportunity to be taught stretching and exercise activities that they can undertake while at work. 

Auburn Hospital general manager Brad Ceely said the efforts of staff have been tireless, especially throughout the most recent outbreak which western Sydney was the epicentre of.

Auburn Hospital general manager Brad Ceely

“On behalf of myself and the executive team, I would like that thank each and every staff member for going above and beyond over the last 18 months,” Brad said. 

“This most recent outbreak has proven the resilience and strength of staff at Auburn Hospital and they all deserve recognition for their hard work, support and dedication to patient care.

“I’m new to this role and have felt an overwhelming amount of support and kindness from all staff members, and for that, I thank you.”

Staff resources and support is always available for all Western Sydney Local Health District staff through the Staff Wellbeing homepage.