Best in NSW: palliative care teams in two local hospitals

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South Western Sydney Local Health District palliative care Covid-19 team at Liverpool and Camden Hospitals have been named the NSW 2021 volunteer team of the year.

“I thank all of the members of this team for their continued passion and dedication to supporting those in our community during what can be a stressful and emotional time,” said local MP Melanie Gibbons.

Now in its fifteenth year, the NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards have grown to become one of the largest celebrations of volunteering across Australia.

The awards are run by The Centre for Volunteering, the state’s peak body for volunteering.

Ms Gibbons said the awards highlight the extraordinary efforts of individuals and organisations in their local communities.

State Member for Camden, Peter Sidgreaves, said despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, the palliative care team at Camden and Liverpool hospitals have supported grieving families in a variety of ways.

“We are extremely grateful for their continued commitment to support our local community and I congratulate them on this prestigious award,” Mr Sidgreaves said.

NSW Minister for families, communities and disability services Alister Henskens said the awards recognise volunteers for their invaluable contributions across the state.

“Volunteers are the glue that helps bind our communities together and I am always inspired by the incredible people that devote their time and energy to benefit others,” Mr Henskens said.

“I congratulate the volunteers from the Covid-19 palliative care team on this award.” 

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