Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) staff in the Dubbo Base Hospital Emergency Department are doing a collection drive this month, for Share The Dignity.
Share the Dignity is a not-for-profit organisation that gives sanitary products to homeless women and advocates for domestic violence victims.
Dubbo Hospital Registered Nurse Michelle Regan said, “The Dubbo Base Hospital ED staff have thrown their full support behind this great cause. They do collection drives during the three main events of the year: the Christmas ‘It’s in the bag appeal’ and the Dignity Drives in April and August”.
During August staff have been collecting a range of female hygiene products for the drive.
“I am so proud of our staff and how committed they have been to helping others in need, in our community,” said Michelle.
On any given night in Australia one in 200 people are homeless 44% of whom are women, and 27% are children under the age of 18.
“When you donate sanitary products to Share The Dignity, you’re donating much more then pads and tampons. You’re giving a woman experiencing homelessness or a financial crisis the essentials, so she doesn’t have to choose between food and dignity”.
“We’re also encouraging members of the community to take part and donate. There are local collection points at Chemist Warehouse on Macquarie Street and the Australian Hearing Services, on Cobbra Street.”
Media are invited to come along to the Dubbo Base hospital on 22 August at 3 pm for a media opportunity to see how much staff have donated in the ED staff room.