Recent Home Living Property Culture The Team North Shore Living
Recent Home Living Property Culture The Team North Shore Living
During COVID-19, while many of us are cooped up inside, essential health care workers are soldiering on at the front lines of a major and unprecedented pandemic.

The pressure is on for these modern-day heroes as they navigate the challenges of adapting to changing work environments, do their best to support every patient and worry about staying well themselves.

These incredible workers deserve our admiration and respect. While the government has offered measures like free parking, we can all support our local health workers on an individual basis.

Take a look at some ways to help frontline workers at your local hospital on Sydney’s north shore, including The San, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital and the Royal North Shore Hospital.

Buy a cuppa or some lunch

A few initiatives have been launched to boost morale for health workers with a free cup of coffee.

One campaign has now raised over $90,000 dollars to donate over 20,000 coffees to workers in Sydney, including at Royal North Shore Hospital. You can donate and find a local campaign here: https://au.gofundme.com/f/buy-them-a-coffee

To support Hornsby Hospital workers, a new charity called Feed Our Medics is using crowdsourcing to raise funds and pay struggling cafés and restaurants to make healthy meals for medics. So far they’ve raised over $5,000. You can read more here and find out more via this link: www.facebook.com/FeedourMedics/.

‘Adopt’ a healthcare worker

Health care workers are flat out so one campaign is encouraging us to pick up the slack.

As reported on the ABC, “While frontline healthcare workers are doing their best to take care of us during the coronavirus pandemic, due to long hours some of them are finding it difficult to take care of themselves. In response, a number of so-called Adopt a Healthcare Worker groups have sprung up on Facebook to help out.”

Join 55,000 other members and adopt a healthcare worker to help out with grocery pickups, washing or other tasks. Just be aware of social distancing and good hygiene while you’re helping, and take note that you offer to help out at your own risk.

Visit this link to get involved: https://www.facebook.com/groups/666739964088379

What to donate to local hospitals

Check with your local hospital if they are accepting donations. While hand-sewn masks are not required due to their lack of confirmed effectiveness, your hospital may be in need of:

• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• N-95 Respirator Masks
• Surgical Isolation Masks
• Isolation Gowns
• Ear Loop Masks
• Isolation Masks with Visor
• Full Face Shields (with Forehead Straps)
• Eye Shields
• Disinfectant Bleach Wipes
• Hand Sanitisers (at least 60 per cent alcohol)
• Goggles
• Nitrile Gloves

If you’d like to make a cash donation, give a ‘Gift of Gratitude’ to support Northern Sydney local Health District workers and help pay for important equipment and resources. You can pay online, over the phone or by sending a cheque.

Visit: https://northfoundation.org.au/how-you-can-help/donate/

If you select the COVID Support fund, your donation will

• Support speciality COVID-19 clinics, COVID-19 wards, and other necessary patient services
• Help supply crucial Personal Protective Equipment (such as protective eyewear, masks, gowns, aprons, hand wash, and alcohol rubs) to medical staff treating patients
• Help increase stock of necessary supplies and medical equipment needed for COVID-19 patients
• Provide additional funding for support services for our hospital and medical staff
• Support other COVID-19 patient and staff-related costs deemed necessary to help our hospitals better serve the community during the pandemic.

Keep an eye on the North Foundation website for updates about fundraising and donations: https://northfoundation.org.au/nslhd_hospitals_response_covid19/

The Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, a.k.a. The San, is also taking online donations, sharing that:

• $10 will pay for an essential care pack for a patient
• $25 will contribute to the escalating costs of masks and gloves for a nurse
• $50 will help cover the extra cleaning required in our emergency rooms

You can contribute here: https://www.sanfoundation.org.au/emergency-care.html

Say thank you

If nothing else, you can show your appreciation online.

The official ‘thank you’ hashtag for workers at Royal North Shore Hospital is #GratefulRNSH. Post an update sharing your support on Facebook, Instagram or other social media channels.

Saying thank you might also be a fun activity to do with your kids. Make a poster at home, film a video and post it to your local hospital’s social media pages.

How can we help you today?

We know that selling and buying might not be on your to-do list right now. However, despite these challenging times, the team at McConnell Bourn continues to work hard to help you achieve your property goals.

McConnell Bourn, an independent agency working across four offices, has proudly represented clients selling and managing homes across Sydney's North Shore for the past 20 years.

Find out more about what we can do for you by calling 02 9496 2777 or emailing info@mcconnellbourn.com.au

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