Sep 16
Community stiches together to help radiotherapy patients

The Orange Health Service would like to thank Glenda White, Denise Schmich and the local community for the donation of more than two hundred reusable masks to the Radiotherapy unit.

Chief Radiation Therapist, Rodney Hammond, said, “Glenda and Denise are big supporters of the radiation department. They often support our service by helping fix gowns.” 

“When they heard the radiotherapy patients would be required to wear masks when attending the hospital for treatment, they decided to make some reusable masks for the service.

“Glenda and Denise had trouble sourcing some elastic, so members from local community groups donated some supplies. 

“It was very heart-warming to see the Community support this initiative. 

“Orange Health Service staff also jumped on board and sorted the masks into male and female packs.

“Every patient will receive a pack which has three reusable masks and an instruction and care sheet.

Patients have been greatly appreciative as many come for treatment for weeks and with masks being expensive and hard to source at times they have been very thankful for such generosity and support from Denise, Glenda and the community of Orange during a tough time in their lives.

“We are very grateful for this donation. Radiotherapy patients now have reusable masks that they can wear both in the community and when attending the Health Service” Said Mr Hammond.