International Nurses Day

In honour of International Year of Nurses and Midwives, and to celebrate Nurses Day, GOG decided to mark this occasion during unprecedented times, with a special project.

The idea was to create an individual hand-stitched flower 🌺brooch to be presented to each nurse within ICU and infection control, to show our support and heartfelt gratitude for these selfless and hardworking members of our community.

Last week, Mary and Amanda were thrilled to be able to make the presentation to the ACT Chief Nurse, Denise Patterson, the Critical Care executive team including Executive Director, Lisa Gilmore, Assistant Director of Nursing, Gillian, Dr Bron, Dr Manoj, Genevieve and their wonderful team of nurses in the ICU.

The joy on the face of each nurse after choosing their special flower, was as they say ‘priceless’. Thank you to Kathleen for her support in this and to all the Goodeze who were eager to participate, and who managed to keep our little secret, despite so many of these ‘heroes’ being part of our GOG community on Facebook! 😊💖

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ICU Feedback May

Trystan is our resident Gogster adoption facilitator. This little guy found a home last night.

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International Nurses Day

Happy International Nurses Day.
Thank you so much to Mary and the GOG community for your kind donation of the beautiful poppies to commemorate 2020 Year of the Nurse. The ICU and Infection Control staff where so touched by your generosity. The feedback I’m receiving is overwhelming with most saying the poppy will be a very special keepsake and a reminder of how we all came together and supported each other in this extraordinary year.

Many have said they will wear the poppy every year on International Nurses Day. Thanks for thinking of us
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Zoom Working Bee 3 May

Once again, we had another fun as well as informative Zoom WB this afternoon! 🤩 It was great to see the projects that everyone’s been working on and to pass on some feedback we’ve had recently.

Our special guest star today was Chris Odell. For those who don’t know, Chris is a former ICU patient who regularly joins us to chat about his GOG experience. He’s a passionate and inspiring Goodie himself these days, and it’s a real treat to have him join us when he can. To thank him for giving up his afternoon to join us today, Robin decided to give him the honour of choosing the next BOM colour theme! We all look forward to seeing his BOM square at the next Zoom WB! 😉

I’ve recorded our little chat and will put it up on our facebook page for those members who couldn’t attend today and who may interested in hearing his amazing story. 😁 Thanks Chris and everyone who joined us today. It was great to see you all!! 🥰

A Conversation with Chris!