Can you give the gift of care this festive season?
Please help make Christmas a brighter time for patients
What are your plans this Christmas? Regardless of your religion or personal beliefs, it’s a great time of year in Australia – full of sunshine and public holidays. This year will be extra special, as we hope to celebrate with more freedom after months of lockdown and catch up with people we haven’t seen forever. We hope you’re looking forward to it as much as we are.
However, we know that Wyndham residents will find themselves at our local public hospital this Christmas. You can bank on it. A twelve-year-old boy will fall off his new skateboard and break his arm in two places. A young mum-to-be will go into premature labour and get the best possible present, a little sooner than expected. People will have car accidents and require emergency surgery, while others will come to terms with a cancer diagnosis, wondering what it means for their spouse and kids. In the dialysis ward, people will sit for hours receiving treatment they need three times a week to survive. Palliative patients, sadly, don’t get to go home. And let’s not forget the dedicated health workers, who will miss long overdue gatherings with family and friends because the need for care never stops.
Christmas isn’t always a time of joy, including to our community’s own health service. It’s a time when a lot of people do it tough. And as nice as we try to make it, we’re aware a hospital stay is no-one’s idea of a great Christmas.
This year. we’re asking for your help to make Christmas in hospital brighter for patients with some carefully chosen gifts, made possible by the kindness and generosity of local people. We’ve made a Christmas wish list, with a few of the things we know will make a difference to patient care for our community.
Can you give the gift of care to the Werribee Hospital Foundation today?
100% of donations are allocated to our local public health service, guaranteed that every single dollar will make a difference in the lives of local people having a lot less fun than the rest of us this festive season.