How WSLHD’s Centre for Addiction Medicine is adding a splash of colour at Cumberland Hospital

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The team at Centre for Addiction Medicine in Cumberland Hospital have banded together to raise money for Mission Australia by wearing pink on Wednesdays. 

This colourful new initiative has come about as Acting Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) Jonathan Coreas wanted to brainstorm a way of giving back to those in need.

“As a team we wanted to start the year of with a few new initiatives and We Wear Pink on Wednesdays was one of the first ideas discussed and put into action,” he said.

Every Wednesday, staff wear pink and where possible donate a minimum of one dollar to the charity.

It has been a lot of fun and it great to see the team willingness and spirit to get involved.

Jonathan Coreas

At the end of the year, all money raised will be donated to Mission Australia.

Mission Australian is a key stakeholder for the Centre for Addiction Medicine as they deliver support from a recovery view, across mental health, addiction and homelessness and are a fantastic support network for clients and patients of western Sydney.

Beyond fundraising, the We Wear Pink on Wednesday initiative has also had an uplifting impact on patients.

There has been a lot of engagement, and the feedback we have received is that it’s great to see a bit of colour as opposed to our usual uniforms. We also now have some of our regular patients also coming through wearing pink on a Wednesday to join in.

Jonathan Coreas

We Wear Pink on Wednesdays is a fantastic initiative by the dedicated Centre for Addiction Medicine Team in Cumberland Hospital.

It showcases the altruistic nature of our Western Sydney Local Health District community and reminds us that adding a little colour to our day can make a big difference.