GoG ICU Feedback – August

14 August – Dr Manoj is a big fan of the GOGs and all they do to enhance the patient experience.

13 August – Jane our Pallative Care Co ordinator has definitely got the GOG bug.
She often gifts a GOG blanket to the patients in her care.
Today the beautiful blanket was chosen with care and love.

11 August – Thank you GoGs for all your hard work making the beautiful comfort care goods.
Today I restocked our cupboards from your working bee.
On behalf of our staff we really value the time and effort you put into every item.
These goods compliment the exemplary care we try to achieve.
Thank you from all of us in ICU.

Amanda – It’s a delight to make items for an organisation that’s so organised (thank you, Mary Barlow!) and that’s giving us real time feedback (Kath and Tess etc). It makes all the difference!

9 August – Our lovely Nurse Manager Lola gifted the beautiful heart pillow to a patient having surgery on his Birthday.
It certainly made him smile!

4 August – Miss Lolly was officially adopted this week by a young man who told me Miss Lolly was Sponge Bob Square Pants Nana.
He was taking her home to look after his Sponge Bob!

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4 August – ‘Twinkle’ was adopted today and complemented this beautiful purple blanket that captured the eye of it’s new recipient.This lovely lady was having a bad day and feeling very sad and lonely being far from her home. A visit with Ruby and a touch of GOG magic with a little Twinkle changed her mood. Just laughed at Twinkle and loved her purple blanket and beanie so much.
She said just seeing colour and sparkle lifted her mood.
Well done team  X

4 August – Visiting the patients on our therapy dog round we meet many patients who wanted to feedback their gratitude to the GOGs.
The lovely lady that received this blanket has been making blankets for the Neonatal Intensive Care unit for nearly 20 years but this was the first time in her life she has received a knitted blanket.
As a fellow crafter she shared the message of how important it is to feedback to the volunteers and it’s the staff feedback from the NICU that has kept her knitting for 20 years.
She loved the blue colours in this blanket and wanted to pass on her appreciation.
Looks like Ruby likes it too. X

GoG Working Bee – 10 August

Thank you to all the lovely Goodeze who ventured out in the freezing cold Canberra temperatures to make it to our working bee yesterday! 💕😊 It was so nice to welcome some new members once again and we had a lots of laughs and many gorgeous Goodies to marvel at on our show and tell table! 😁 Just love the vibe at these ‘stitch-ins’! 💕 A special mention to our super winders and de-tanglers for making quick work of a job that took many hours in the past – you guys are legends! 😁💖

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Beanie Delivery

With this icy cold weather settling in, these two bags of beautiful beanies just cried out to be taken to where they will be needed most over the coming days! ICU and A and E often see an influx of people who are sleeping rough requiring medical treatment at these times. Being able to hand out a beanie to them before they leave is another way GoG likes to support TCH to support our local community. Thank you to all the Goodeze who rose to the occasion when the call for adult beanies was put out! You’re all super stars! 🤩🤩💖

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GoG Working Bee, 28 July 19

We had another wonderful working bee today! 😁 Thank you to all the GOGs who came, everyone who donated Goodies, and as always the lovely Goodeze who give their time to make this group so successful! We had a fantastic turn out and an abundance of Goodeze and yarn donated. 💖 From knitting to crocheting, to getting tangled in yarn, we all worked successfully over laughs and wonderful stories! Keep an eye out for the next Working Bee, and we hope to see you there! 😁💕💖

One of the things I love about the group is the commitment to sharing techniques and tips … – Barbara

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GoG ICU Feedback – July

Grateful for the head warming red and white beanie for a patient that made it thru the op, and thru the night…..
Pale but looking almost pink with the beanie on. 
Am always struck the effect of the beanies, not only for warmth, but for their effect on me : There lies a unique human being. 
Placing a hat on a patient, particularly if they are bald always moves me.  And as a nurse there is something profound about covering a cold naked head in a very, very ill person. …. something about an act of hope that almost puts them on the living side of the line……
…… passing on the love to the lovely GOGS. – Tess

As a Goodie, I think I grasp that. So important for us to keep putting love and care and LIFE into every stitch we create. This it’s why I appreciate Mary encouraging members to make what they love as opposed to working to a set agenda. – Amanda

Amanda make what you love.
It will always find it’s way to the right person.
– Kath

I deliberated when choosing the ‘best fit’ blanket for an incredible young man facing huge challenges.  I looked for his football colours and ‘manly’ colours. I settled on a beautiful throw with pink as it’s central colour 🤔. Unnecessarily nervous with my choice of colour I approached the family. They were so grateful, “he loves any colour”. 
Thank you for bringing colour to a beautiful soul deserving of colour.
  – Joe

Just some feedback from a grateful family who were very appreciative of the gift of this blanket which they will forever cherish.
Thank you GoGs for making a difference to the care we give. – Kath

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Love this blanket and what it represents! Squares joined together from so many different people, known and unknown to create comfort and a keepsake for a family we’ll never know, but feel forever connected to. Thank you to all involved in it’s creation! 💖💕 – Mary


GoG Drop

It was lovely to meet up with Amy at the Donation Station in TCH recently to hand over the latest bundle of Goodies. We’re only half way through the year and already we’ve passed the number of blankets that were donated last year! Thank you to everyone who has gifted materials, Goodies or shared the word of GoG in some way! This couldn’t happen without you! 💖💕💖🌻

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Always a pleasure to be greeted by the lovely Amy!

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Quality Improvement Project on Track

So lovely to receive this heartfelt feedback yesterday from a family member of a patient in ICU via Carly Silberberg at TCH on the official ‘Customer and Carer Feedback Form’. 😊 Many thanks for passing this on Carly and thank you to all the wonderful staff at ICU who have supported GoG from the outset! 🥰 Of course a huge thank you goes out to all you wonderful Goodeze for all you do to make such a positive impact on the journey of patients and their families at TCH!! 

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“My Dad was feeling confused, scared in addition to his pain. He was gifted a blue, grey and brown knitted blanket and they said it’s for him to comfort him. He has not stopped talking about it. This has definitely helped him tremendously; it has lifted his spirits and is so grateful for this generous and wonderful service. My family and I are also extremely thankful and happy. Would also like to add that all the staff including all Doctors and Nurses for their excellent care they have provided.”

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