On Good Friday, 18 April, Northern Hospital patients and staff were treated to a special visit from the Epping Football and Netball Club (EFNC).
Both senior and junior players, along with committee members, joined forces to deliver Easter chocolates and smiles to patients in the Neonatal Unit, Children’s Ward and Paediatric Emergency Ward, and engage with staff and visitors at the hospital.
Community Engagement Officer/Sponsorship Manager of the club, Belinda Urbani, said EFNC are proud of what they do, both on and off the field.
“Many of our players, both senior and junior, have spent time here at the Northern Hospital, so giving back to the community is very important to us.”
Yvonne Amos, Northern Health Foundation Director, thanked the players and staff for taking the time to visit Northern Hospital.
“Having the Epping Football and Netball Club visit here today has helped to brighten the day of many sick children and our busy staff,” said Ms Amos.
Over 20,000 patients presented to the Northern Hospital Paediatric Emergency Ward last year (Jan – Dec 2018), with over 5,000 admissions to our Neonatal Unit and Children’s Ward.
EFNC would like to thank families who donated chocolates from Auskick, Woolworths Pacific Epping, IGA and Greenbrook.