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Humans of POWH: Julie

September is Blood Cancer Awareness month, and the Foundation had the privilege to interview Julie. Julie is a patient at the Prince of Wales Hospital currently being treated for Leukemia in the Haematology wards. Her story is of bravery, heart and determination and we are in awe of her positivity during her treatment.

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Humans of POWH: Ruby

It’s Allied Health Professionals Day on Friday 14 October so lets celebrate our Allied Health team here at the POWH. Today we had a chat to Ruby who is part of the team and learnt more about her role, why allied health is important and what she loves to do outside of work.

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Humans of POWH: Daniel

In 2008, I was a 26 year old expat living and working in Whistler, Canada and was celebrating a recent promotion on a night out when I fell, tumbling down a flight of stairs and breaking my neck, it went from everything being fantastic to everything being, quite literally, turned on it’s head.

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Humans of POWH: Sienna

It’s Speech Pathology Week and we had the chance to catch up with Sienna who is a Speech Pathologist in the Geriatrics Department at Prince of Wales Hospital. Sienna is deeply passionate about speech pathology and the meaning it can bring to a patient’s life when they need it the most.

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Humans of POWH: Hayley – Wellbeing Ambassador

Hayley is one of our Radiation Therapists at the Prince of Wales Hospital who has recently been appointed the Hospital’s Wellbeing Ambassador. This is a district initiative to help focus on staff wellbeing and implementation of wellbeing interventions at the Hospital.

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Humans of POWH: Paolo

This month is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and we had the honour to interview Paolo who is currently receiving treatment for bowel cancer at Prince of Wales Hospital.

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Humans of POWH: Justin

Justin  (Service Manager, Covid Management Centre) Interview for Men’s Health Week It’s Men’s Heath Week (13– 19 June) and the Foundation sat down with Justine

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Humans of POWH: Trish

Trish (Palliative Nurse) – The Importance of Palliative Care Trish is a Clinical Nurse Consultant for the Palliative Care Unit at the Prince of Wales

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Humans of POWH: Kayla

We had the honour of interviewing Kayla, who is a clinical psychologist at the Kiloh Centre. We spoke about her role and what her thoughts are on increasing the mental wellbeing of staff at POWH.

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Humans of POWH: Eileen

How long have you been a volunteer at POWH?  24 years.  What’s a rewarding or happy memory you’ve had during your time here as a

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Joanne’s Journey

Initially thinking that she was suffering from back pain, something that runs in her family, Joanne only became alarmed when she found a lump on her neck. In June 2019, at the young age of 40, Joanne was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Lung Cancer.

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Spreading Joy Through Gifts

Generously donated goods from Woolworths Metro Randwick, refreshing organic Kombucha drinks from Remedy, delicious Lindt chocolates and mouth-watering cheese rolls from Baker’s Delight Wynyard lifted spirits across our hospital staff. Thank you to our corporate partners for their exceptional contributions. You brightened some of our most challenging days and brought a smile to our staff’s faces.

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Matters of the Heart: Karen and Paul’s Story

At just 55, Karen suffered a heart attack. “It happened at Christmas time in 2019 with all the events and festivities along with end-of-year work schedules and commitments,” Karen recalls. “It caught us all off guard.”

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