We'll be here for you...but we need your help

Cancer never takes a break. But neither do our nurses. Sue Shilbury, CEO Austin Health
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Please donate in support of our wonderful and dedicated nurses this Christmas.

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Cancer doesn't stop over weekends, it doesn't go on public holidays or take a long break over Christmas. Our nurses do not take a break either. Day and night, 365 days a year, over Christmas and the holiday season, our nurses will continue to be at the frontline of exceptional care for our cancer patients.

 

No one wants to be in hospital over Christmas. Our nurses will do everything possible, with doctors and staff, to get patients home during this special holiday.

However, for those too unwell to leave, even for a day, our nurses will be there to give some Christmas cheer, share stories and jokes, and ensure the very best care continues to be provided.

Nurses are the soul of the ONJ Centre. They are here for you 24/7.

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Please show your support for the ONJ Centre nurses this Christmas.

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Being in here can be very isolating and lonely so I dressed up in a Santa costume... the patient's children loved it ... it was great. In this video Georgie talks about how she makes Christmas special for patients.

 

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"I'll be here for you" - Georgie

To me, Christmas Day is a special time of year, which is why I choose to work on this day. Last Christmas I dressed up as Santa! At midnight I went into a patient's room and we all had a good laugh at my trying to be Santa. One of my patients was able to celebrate the tradition of opening presents with her children using Skype and they were able to see Santa (aka me!) I am here to support our patients. I am here to let them know I will listen to them. I will be here for them, to help them win over cancer.

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