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Solidarity in the midst of the pandemic

15 October 2021

At a time where state borders seem like iron bars, there is nothing like the solidarity of health care workers to bring us all together.

The PA Hospital team from Intensive Care has reached out to Liverpool Hospital ICU, who have been at the forefront of the latest outbreak in the western suburbs of Sydney, to offer support through a kind donation.

PAH ICU Nurse Unit Manager, Braddon Cummins said interstate ICU’s have been running at capacity with staff working long hours to provide care and emotional support for patients separated from their family during one of the hardest fights of their lives.

“Being unable to physically cross the border and assist on the ground, our ICU team wanted to find the best way we could support our brothers and sisters down south.

“We have raised over $1100 for the Liverpool ICU team and are working with them on ways to use these funds to support local business and secure some yummy meals for staff to enjoy while they’re away from their own family for hours on end,” said Braddon.

In return, the Liverpool team have made a plan to meet with PAH staff via Skype and discuss preparations for a QLD response to a similar Delta outbreak.

“According to the Liverpool team the biggest learning is that even great plans have issues when translated into practice.

“It’s really valuable for us to be able to use the lived-experience of the NSW healthcare system from this crisis, so we are keen to continue supporting them as best we can from our side of the border,” he said.

Last updated 15 October 2021
Last reviewed 15 October 2021

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