John Hunter Hospital Florist Fruit Hampers
At the Beginning we were amazed at the difference fruit baskets and hampers made to patients at the John Hunter Hospital. People would call us or place their order online using the secure shopping cart and then we would be parking and carrying in arms full of fruit gifts and delivered gifts for people who were currently patients at the John Hunter.
Then walking through the wards, and the looks of amazement and smiles of approval from all the people waiting outside, and most importantly the staff, who eagerly took the hampers from us and wanted to be the lucky person to hand over the 0ifruit basket to the patient and see the infectious smile and show of gratitude that it gave.
It's true a fruit basket won't make a lick of difference in a week or a year from now, but when you are laid up on a bed in hospital and haven't seen a friendly face for a few days, let me tell you, it can mean the world. Sometimes I have seen the looks in peoples eyes, and how they almost turn away, and bite their lip and try to stifle away a cry - other times it's open arms and almost wanting to give us a hug as they excitedly unwrap the envelope to read the important personal message.
The John Hunter Hospital is an important center for volunteer, fundraising and community work, and sharing the knowledge and experience of the people who have spent their lives working with patients at their most vulnerable is what they do best. Making someone feel less alone and more welcome at this time is priceless and something that can't be taken lightly.
A great charity to support is the miracle babies foundation at the John Hunter Hospital. It does great work helping new families with support and assistance to connect with other caregivers and allied health. It goes without saying that any assistance or donation to help them continue their work would be most appreciated not only by the team but also by the people and children who benefit most from their expertise.
Another great concept is the idea of the everyday hero - which aims to connect people in their day to day life with the great ideals and out of reach goals that some of us may not have the chance to impact on. Take a look at Everyday Heroes John Hunter Hospital to find out more.
Whilst we are talking about the amazing work of the John Hunter Children's Hospital, it is worth noting that the kaleidoscope unit works tirelessly to further the cause of children's health and acts as a central point for all medical and health related information and services to gather. As a resource for local community children, the Kaleidoscope initiative is invaluable, lending the Hunter Region a first class facility to assist in the management and care of the whole range of childhood medical issues.
Of course, the children benefit from the joy and opportunities offered by the likes Starlight Foundation, which presents children with once in a lifetime opportunities to meet, experience and connect with dreams and aspirations they might otherwise not have encountered.