27 November – Delivery of GOG comfort dolls today to a very appreciative Cathy in the Hospital Foundation Office to be distributed across the hospital for children.
26 November – With permission I am sharing this letter from a grateful patient from last Christmas who you made a beautiful St George blanket, beanie and bed socks for.
He had spent a long time in hospital and was isolated from family and friends on Christmas Day as his home was 500 km away.
Your personalised gift was the only gift he recieved on Christmas Day and it meant so much to him.Later he sent us a letter which I’ve attached with his permission to share.
Thanks for thinking of the patients in hospital over Christmas who often are doing it real hard. Your kind gifts and gestures remind us there are people acknowledging this, which makes a big difference to someone’s self esteem and recovery.
You GOGs are real Christmas Angels – Kath
20 November – Successful Gogster Adoption!
This beautiful Gogster was formally adopted for comfort and care by a very appreciative patient. It was named Templeton!
Thank you GOGs – Kath
Let’s make the Canberra Hospital all ‘AGOG’ with “Goodeze” this Christmas!! 🎁
A hospital visit at any time of the year can be distressing, but to be an inpatient or to have a loved one suddenly in hospital over Christmas can be particularly difficult.
GoG is aiming to bring some ‘comfort and joy’ to patients and their loved ones, as well as help brighten the day of the amazing nursing staff at the CH by providing them with Goodeze to hand out to those in need.
If each member donates just 1 ball we could complete a beanie, Goodee Doll or some squares for a comforting blanket and help over 100 patients!
If you would like to contribute, wool can be taken to the Canberra Hospital Donation Station and placed in the box marked GoG, or dropped off at Hobby Sew Belconnen Mall. Contact us to make other arrangements.
Lets bring the gift of GoG this Christmas!💕
GOG has come of age! 😁 Tonight Wendy and I attended The Canberra Hospital Foundation “Thank You” event at the GIO Stadium, our first official function! It was an amazing evening filled with inspirational people and special guests including His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Lady Cosgrove, Mrs Debbie Rolfe AM, Chair, Canberra Hospital Foundation and Shane Rattenbury MLA.
Thank you to The Foundation for the invitation and the recognition we received for all the love and passion that our members put into their Goodies. 💜
Congratulations Mary for your leadership of the Good Omen Goodeze!
What an achievement to get this recognition from Prof Strickland for supporting nursing education about comfort care to the UC Nursing Students and Hiroshima Nursing Students.
Thankyou Tess for also supporting Mary in the presentation of GOGs comfort goods and thankyou to all the GOGs for the effort and time you contribute to this project. – Kath TCH ICU
11 November – Working Bee! 🐝 Was such a pleasure to welcome so many new members today! 🌻 Thank you all for your beautiful work and the creativity and love that you put into each Goodie. 💕😊 Today’s gifts included rugs, slippers, beanies, Gogsters, Goodie Dolls, and lovely ornaments. 💜