Applauding the 171 volunteers who service Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals

‘Twas a day of festive cheer for Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals’ (BMDH) volunteers as they gathered for a Christmas lunch, celebrating another busy year of kindness and compassion in western Sydney.

BMDH Volunteer Services Manager Colin Dent offered a friendly welcome to the diverse and dedicated group of volunteers.

“Thank you to all our 171 volunteers from across both campuses who have dedicated their time and energy in providing services and care to the communities of western Sydney,” Colin said.

Betty Starkey from the Blacktown Hospital Pink Ladies was acknowledged and received applause for her remarkable 43 years of service, showcasing the team’s resilience as they pivoted to physiotherapy post-COVID setbacks.

The Blacktown Auxiliary Gift team, held in high regard by staff and volunteers alike, earned cheers from all in attendance for their astonishing 150 days of on-site fundraising.

Warm welcomes were extended to Cancer Council and Palliative Care volunteers, and a nod of appreciation was given to the chaplains for their invaluable contributions. The Mount Druitt Kiosk crew and the Mount Druitt Auxiliary Gift Shop team were also celebrated for their commendable fundraising efforts.

BMDH General Manager Brad Ceely expressed his appreciation and gratitude for the volunteers for their compassion, dedication and commitment to patients and staff.

“As we look ahead, we look forward to the continued support that our wonderful volunteers provide and hope everyone has a safe and happy Christmas and New year.

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