Love is in the air! SESLHD spreads Valentine’s Day love

Hearts were racing across South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) hospitals as staff spread a whole lot of love on Friday 14 February, 2020 to mark Valentine’s Day and Heart Research Month.

Kim Olesen, Director, Nursing and Midwifery Services, SESLHD was delighted to see staff's acts of kindness on Valentine’s Day.

“To our staff that went that extra mile to put a smile on a patient’s face, or took the time to brighten up someone else’s day – your care and  compassion did not go unnoticed.”

Heart throbs from St George Hospital’s Ambulatory Care Unit and Outpatient Department raised awareness about the importance of life-saving heart research by wearing red lipstick and hair ribbons, while hearts skipped a beat over a delicious ‘Day of Hearts’ afternoon tea at the Cardiology and Coronary Care Unit, encouraging staff and patients to take care of our hearts.

Over at the Royal Hospital for Women – thanks to the generosity of Leif – patients were treated to gift bags, filled with hand creams and other luxurious products. The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation, who hand delivered the goodie bags throughout the wards, said there was love all around as the small gesture made Royal patients feel extra special.

It was a milestone Valentine’s Day at Prince of Wales Hospital, marking 10 years since father and daughter volunteer duo, Michael and Talia, have visited to deliver single-stem roses. With the help of the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation, the pair spent the afternoon going from ward-to-ward, giving single-stem roses to as many staff and patients as possible.

Staff holding love heart cupcakes