Moruya District Hospital Auxiliary members recently attended the United Hospital Auxiliaries 86th Annual State Conference held in Port Macquarie. The Conference is a great opportunity to network with other branches throughout New South Wales and share ideas.
Business Day apart from making internal decisions, saw Speaker Nicolas Kosseris North Coast Local Health District who spoke about mental health, his 15 years with the NSW Police and in 2010 being medically discharged as his career was effected by mental illness. He has been head of the Mental Health Consumer Advisory Group since 2016 and was the first "Lived Life Mental Illness person" working within the NSW Mental Health Sydney.
Presentation Day saw Sam Barlow author/speaker and former policewoman who gave an amazing presentation regarding her life threatening career ending when in 2012 she was brutally beaten not far from her police station at Kings Cross. An inspiration, positive role model and her quote "Don't stop, Don't stop, Never Never Give Up" saw her through rehabilitation and beyond.
Our Patron Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO AC, Governor of NSW presented UHA Life Memberships in recognition of dedication and commitment to the values of the UHA, one of which was to our Secretary Kath Smith for her 15 years service. A quote on the back of her certificate reads "her attitude is that her position is a vocation not a part time hobby or job"
The State Treasurer announced in her 2018-2019 financial Report, the Auxiliaries, through our 190 branches and 5,285 members had raised Net $5,376,525.95 and GIFTED $5,136,608.77 to their respective hospitals, MPS & Community Health for the comfort and care of patients. Members were congratulated on the total hours volunteered 952,547. Our South Eastern Region gifted $316,330.73. WHAT A RESULT in such times when our country branches are suffering drought.
Moruya District Hospital Auxiliary was presented with a Merit Award Certificate (below) for raising over $100,000 net. Auxiliaries throughout NSW could not achieve these wonderful results without our communities and we thank them for their continual support.
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