Ash Barty and Pat Rafter Check the COVID-19 Unit and Appreciate Nurses
The World of tennis teams up as Ashleigh Barty and Pat Rafter play their part to bring smiles to those affected by the coronavirus. The two living legends had a look at the ward were most Queensland patients are treated for COVID-19.
Batry, the 2020 Young Australian of the Year saw the ward and got to understand how health care work operates. For 2002 Australian of the Year Rafter, it was intense to see nurses in their protective gear. Both wanted to support those in the frontline and show gratitude for their hard work. Although these famous athletes may not feel that saying thanks is enough it’s the least they can do to brighten the worker’s day ahead.
It Turns Out to Be a Great Surprise
It was a once in a lifetime experience for Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital to get such a visit. Former number one, Pat Rafter, and World #1 Ashleigh Barty were on the helipad rooftop ready to play a game of tennis with Trish Hurst and Michelle Doidge who are clinical nurse consultants.
David Rosengren who is the hospital executive director was thrilled to have the two popular players on their shore. He said their visit was something those affected by the pandemic needed. They are Queensland’s biggest hospital and face a lot of challenges.
Devoted Staff Members
The staff members at the hospital are devoted and have been doing a good job. Also, the Coronavirus has shaken the whole world and so many lives have changed. Ash and Pat form part of the list of people who are out there to make a difference.
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