TCH Agog with Gogsters!

Our new Gogsters ‘Sunshine’ and ‘Legolas’ arrived in the Family Room today to join ‘Raider’. Jane and Tanya our social workers orientated them to their new role of providing comfort care.

Tom our industrious ward clerk just loves his GOG therapy time with Raider!

There has been lots of positive feedback from our staff about the comfort the Gogsters and teddies are bringing this winter.
Thanks GOGs – Kathleen

Our Clinical Care Coordinator Sister Bea is one of our many staff raving about the positive effect the comfort goods are having on our patients over this harsh winter. These goods in the photos found themselves to the right patients today.
Thank you GOGs for all you do! – Kathleen

Great News ! There has been another Gogster Adoption!
Here is one of our staff members Rose saying goodbye to dear sweet ‘Pemberton’ as he leaves to give care and comfort to a very special young man.
Good luck Pemberton  – Kathleen Xx

QI Project on the Move!

Its offical!
Last week we started our register and are formally tracking the comfort goods from GOG for our quality improvement project on how the comfort goods effect the patient experience.

We appreciate how you are labeling the goods for us and are grateful to
Sister Sharyn who has been keeping our comfort goods cupboard stocked 
Thank you GOG! – Kathleen

World Wide Knit in Public Day 2019 Roundup!

What a fabulous day today turned out to be! We had lots of interest in GOG and our projects and it was wonderful to be able to connect with like minded souls & the greater community through knitting & crochet. 

Thank you to the many members of the public who turned out today to share their enthusiasm and love for stitching and a warm welcome to all our new members who signed up today! Since our last KIP Day, our Facebook membership has grown from 15 to 200!! I wonder where we’ll be at this time next year!! πŸ˜ I look forward to seeing you again at one of our Working Bees! πŸ˜Š

Thank you to all the Goodeze who came along and made it such a success! Pat yourselves on the back for a job well done! (Can you tell I work in a school!) πŸ˜‰ β­β­

Finally, thank you to Meghan and Cass from Westfield, for their support and a huge thank you to the many people who donated yarn or purchased tickets in our raffle. I can’t wait for Knit in Public Day 2020!! πŸ’–πŸ’œ

Mission Stitchin’ Super Stitchers!

Horsing around with the Super Stitchers at Mission Stitchin’ this afternoon. 😁 It was like Christmas in June!Β πŸŽπŸŽ„Β Bags of fabric were exchanged for gorgeous gowns, knee rugs and bandanas which we tested and found to be just perfect! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œ

Thank you to Pat, June, Christine, Lynn, May, Lucie and Yvonne! You’re all beautiful people and you always make my day! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œπŸ’–πŸ’•

Dear Gogs,

We continue to learn how invaluable the comfort goods that you make are in helping us to give exemplary care to our patients and their families. This week all our Gogsters were adopted!

We found that the different textures of wool and different tones of colour were a great source of comfort for a patient that was seeking sensory calm in our overwhelming technical ward.

The Gogster helped calm the patient down as they continued to run their hand over the different variations of wool. I even found that Gogsters help reduce pain as they evoke laughter. I felt privileged that one was named after me in appreciation, Lady Kathleen.

The sweet bunnies were a great source of comfort and judging by the instant attachment of their new owners will be a special treasure.

Once again, on behalf of our staff, thank you for bringing comfort into our patients lives in difficult days. – Kathleen

Up Coming World Wide Knit in Public Day 8 June 2019!

WWKIP DAY is unique in that it’s the largest knitter run event in the world.  Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers.

The event is growing in size each year with many groups assembling throughout Canberra and the surrounding regions.  Once again this year β€˜Good Omen Goodeze’ (GoG) is taking part in this event which will be held from 10 – 3pm on Saturday 8th June in the Centre Court, level 1, (outside Myer) at Westfield Belconnen Mall.

This will be a day for us to enjoy participating in and sharing the art of knitting and crocheting to the general public! GoG members will be creating squares for a blanket which will be donated to the Canberra Hospital and will be offering interested members of the public a chance to learn either skill by providing donated yarn and equipment on the day. We will also have French knitting spools and pom pom makers made from recycled cardboard for children to come down, learn and new skill and join in the fun!

Join us and be part of a very creative, passionate local charity group and be part of a global movement!

For more information regarding this event, please visit our information page on the WWKIP Day website:

visit our facebook Page: Good Omen Goodeze Facebook Group

Or email us at:

Campbell High Visit

Tess and I had the honour of speaking to the students and teachers at Campbell high school regarding the positive impact their generosity is having on patients, family members and staff at TCH. Campbell is the second school to join the GOG family and I am in awe of their incredible work so far.πŸ˜ŠπŸ’– 

Thank you to the Principal and teaching staff, especially Sarjit and Belinda for making this wonderful collaboration happen. We’re all thrilled to have such an incredibly giving community join our family, and are excited to see their new creations in the coming term. πŸ’–πŸ’œ

GoG Working Bee – 7 April

Another successful GoG Working πŸ! πŸ˜ Thanks to Amanda for winding the largest ball of yarn I’ve ever seen!! Robin and Debbie for tagging the mountain of blankets that have been gifted! Rhonda for sewing in the ends of rugs and the many Goodeze that knitted and crocheted the afternoon away! Thanks also to Christa for sharing a very heartwarming story this afternoon and Tess for finally living up to her promise to pick up a crochet hook again one day! πŸ˜‰ πŸ’–πŸ’œ

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Campbell High Student Donations

Among all the beautifully and lovingly crafted ‘Goodies’ we received on the weekend, I was delighted to receive almost 20 beanies that were made and donated by the students at Campbell High School! I was so impressed with their work and look forward to meeting them all next week and seeing some of their new projects! πŸ˜ A huge thank you to Sarjit who has taken on the job of getting ‘GoG off the ground’ at Campbell High as part of their Enrichment Program! πŸ’œ I look forward to us setting up more of these programs throughout the year!