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Team goes for hot pink

Tuesday, 29th December, 2015

Dementia/Delirium and Palliative Care Team volunteers (left) Claire Bright and (far right) Sue Tonkin with Carrie Oakley and volunteer manager Mary Leehane and the donated pink tops. PICTURE: Emily Roberts Dementia/Delirium and Palliative Care Team volunteers (left) Claire Bright and (far right) Sue Tonkin with Carrie Oakley and volunteer manager Mary Leehane and the donated pink tops. PICTURE: Emily Roberts

The Dementia/Delirium and Palliative Care Team now have a hot pink uniform to make them identifiable when at the hospital.

The polo shirts were donated by local business woman Carrie Oakley.

Volunteer manager at the Broken Hill Health Service, Mary Leehane said it was a wonderful donation.

“It will make them more identifiable as well as adding a splash of colour and vibrancy on the ward,” she said.

“The patients look forward to seeing them and now they will be recognisable.”

The donation came after Mary and Carrie were talking about the care team.

“Carrie is the assistant secretary for the kiosk and we were chatting about the group.

“She asked if she could do anything; I said it would be nice if they were identifiable.”

After much deliberation, the team chose hot pink polo shirts with blue embroidery depicting the team name.

They felt the colour would stand out from staff uniforms.

“So the group decided to be the ‘hot pink ladies and one gentleman’,” Mary said.

Carrie was on hand to present the polo shirts to the volunteers.

“They are doing a great voluntary service and this is something they don’t have to fork out for themselves.”

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