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Lismore Base HSU Members Supporting their Community

  • Published June 1, 2020

The call has gone out for local businesses in the Lismore area to fill the tummies of hungry hospital workers.

With the cafeteria at Lismore Base Hospital reducing opening hours due to COVID-19 visitor restrictions, HSU members saw an opportunity for local businesses who are able to deliver to the hospital to provide meals and snacks to workers during the evening.

Geoff Mapstone, Lismore Base HSU Sub Branch President said, “Our members not only work in the community, they live in the community, and they want to spend money with local businesses who are doing it tough. “Spending money with local cafes and restaurants is one way we can help keep the doors of those businesses open and keep people in jobs.”

The initiative was supported by State Member for Lismore, Janelle Safin MP, whose office helped the HSU in collecting menus from the cafés and restaurants that wanted to deliver food to the Hospital. Free Coffee and Cake on a Sunday On Sunday 26 April, a number of Lismore Businesses wanted to say thank you to healthcare workers at Lismore Base Hospital, St Vincents Private Hospital and the Westpac Helicopter Base.

Over 500 coffees were served up along with treats for some very grateful healthcare workers! It is a wonderful acknowledgment of the work done by healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic who are so appreciative of the gesture. We all realise that those businesses are doing it tough themselves, and for them to choose to say thank you to healthcare workers made them so happy on the day (or was that just the caffeine and cake talking?)