Childcare guardian angels show their appreciation for Blacktown Hospital staff

Two-year-old Lucia and her mother Alice Earl, a Registered Nurse, recently delivered paintings, drawings, cards, and a delicious hamper from Guardian Childcare Centre to the staff of the Cancer/Renal unit and Blacktown Cancer and Haematology Centre.

This visit coincided with the end of the centre’s Community Week, where they thanked their local hospital for their hard work in helping patients, families, and the community.

“The children at the centre don’t totally understand the impact COVID-19 has had on the lives of our patients and staff,” Alice, the RN of C71 Cancer/Renal Unit said.

“Lucia wanted to say thank you to all the nurses and doctors who work in my ward.

It’s so lovely to receive all these drawings from them showing how much they appreciate us.”

Katherine Cox

The nurse unit manager of Cancer Services, Katherine Cox, echoed Alice’s sentiments and appreciated the kind gesture from the childcare centre.

“It’s lovely to receive acknowledgement from our young and cutest community members, as everyone is working really hard to provide high-quality healthcare during these challenging times,” Katherine said.

“Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we have consistently received cards of thanks and appreciation from our caring communities and it’s fantastic to see people show their appreciation and compassion to our staff who continue to work tirelessly day in and day out,” she added.

Community members can also show their support to Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals through the Better Foundation by clicking here