Christmas in July! 😉

Today we had our first in person working bee in what seems like years. 🤩 It was incredible to meet everyone face to face, to be able to see all the different colours of yarn, and to feel the amazing work everyone had been doing. (Also a bonus, we don’t have to look at our own faces on the computer during zoom working bees 😉). We did a small raffle and raised around $80, which is an awesome effort from the people who attended! There were games and prizes galore! Robyn took out ‘Best Dressed’, Amanda guessed the number of chains in the ball, and many ‘Job for GOG’ Packs were won! We will be holding a larger Father’s Day raffle, and further information will come at a later date. The show an tell was so inspiring and the mountains of Goodies only just fit into the boot of my car!! 😅

Hearing everyone’s laughter, seeing their smiles, and sharing stories, has clearly revitalised many of us. It’s important to stay connected and above all, safe. It was awesome to see everyone today and I hope that everyone obeys and follows all physical distancing guidelines in place, so we can continue to be able to meet! 😁 See you at the next bee! 🤩💞

ICU Feedback July

‘Comforting Clarence’

1 month ago today my mum passed away in the ICU. She had deteriorated very quickly and even though she was able to go to Clare Holland House we decided not to move her and upset her further. The ICU staff moved her to a single room and looked after her wonderfully till she left us.

The day before she passed away I came in to find this little guy sitting on her. His name is Clarence and mum would have loved him. Sadly she didnt wake up to see him, but he is now at home with me forever more and is a part of the family.

GO Team GOG!

24 July – COVID 19 has definitely brought many challenges. The visitor restriction regulations have been hard on some of our long term and chronic care patients. At the moment only one visitor can come in and this is very hard for some of our patients.

One lady was missing her grandchildren so much after a long hospitalization, and with no end in sight regarding the lifting of restrictions, Tess came up with a brilliant idea. Together they choose some comfort care items (all packaged according to infection control protocols) to send to the children at home, to let them know their Nana was thinking of them, and in a way, with them through the care items.

Thank you team GOG for the care you help us give in these challenging days. X

Thank You GOGS!

Thank you GOGs!
We received a full suitcase of beautiful blankets,fiddle toys, beanies and Mission Stitchin’ gowns today. Our shelves are well stocked and our register shows that we have provided many blankets for families and patients for comfort care at the end of life, over the last few weeks. We are very appreciative of the care and kindness of your donations and they definitely complement the care we give!
Thank you!

GOG Birthday Wishes

” I can feel the love that’s gone into making this blanket “
Thanks GOG for making this patients Birthday extra special with a beautiful blanket.

Footy Fever

We have been reflecting on how popular the footy blankets have been over the last month.

We really appreciate how GOG has responded to the number of individual patient and family requests for a blanket knitted in their favourite team colours.
We recently received feedback from a patient describing how the footy blanket transformed the clinical hospital environment into a homely place and gave them comfort during a lengthy hospital stay.
Thank you GOGs for making the patient journey more comfortable

MICO finds a home!

Gogster Adoption! Mico has been waiting a while but today he was adopted.

The Gogsters have many functions. They can be adopted just because they can lift someone’s spirit, or they can be used to elevate healing limbs or splint a chest for coughing or a wound on a turn.

As for Mico being bright orange he was meant to brighten this patients day.
Thank you GOG!