Sanitarium supported frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic donating 120,000 serves in total of UP&GO, Weet-Bix and So Good to The Central Coast Local Health District (NSW), encompassing Wyong, Gosford and Woy Woy Hospitals and the Long Jetty Health Care Centre.
A similar donation was made to the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle (NSW) with 2,016 serves of UP&GO. Sally Cogan, Manager of Volunteer Services and Relative Accommodation, said: “On behalf of the staff I would like to say thank you to Sanitarium for the fantastic donation of UP&GO. This product is very much enjoyed and appreciated by staff on the busy frontline, as well as the hardworking staff behind the scenes.”
6,800 serves of Weet-Bix, UP&GO and So Good were donated to The National Patient Transport (NPT) frontline staff in Victoria. NPT provides non-emergency patient transport services to Ambulance Victoria and various hospitals in Melbourne and regional areas. The product was distributed to 500 staff during the pandemic.
QEII Jubilee Hospital in Brisbane was supported with a range of Sanitarium products for their emergency department staff. Dr Alison Ryan, Deputy Director for the Emergency Department, explained: “Our staff are really buoyed by this act of generosity. The symbolism is so important for our wellbeing as people who are going to care for the wellbeing of so many of our fellow community members in the weeks and months ahead.”
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