Noosa Hospital continues Surf Club support
Jan 18, 2022
As Noosa Hospital enters its third year as a sponsor of Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club, several team members took time out to acknowledge the valued work of this local club.
One of the hospital’s orthopaedic surgeons Dr James Cox – also a member of the Noosa Heads SLSC – switches from the Hospital’s cool, clean operating theatre environment to the sandy warmth of Noosa Beach where he does volunteer patrolling and helps in the water with Nippers.
“All three of my kids do Nippers at the club and it’s such a lovely way to start a Sunday. It’s great fun, outdoors, exercise and I want my kids to be surf safe.”
Dr Cox said the club has a wonderful community heart, with members coming from across the area, including the hinterland. He would have been in the photos but was busy in Noosa Hospital’s operating theatres.
Hospital CEO Justin Greenwell said it was great that so many community organisations in Noosa support each other and there’s that interconnectedness.
“Noosa is such a terrific local community and it’s a privilege for us as the local hospital to be able to financially support the work of Noosa Heads SLSC.
“Noosa Hospital recently welcomed a patient transport buggy thanks to local Lions Clubs and local business Gregson & Weight fundraising to donate a brand new buggy.for volunteers to transport patients to and from the carpark to the hospital entrance.”
Mr Greenwell said he loved the ‘locals caring for locals’ aspect, adding that the Noosa Hospital team cared for the most-ever Emergency Department presentations in the year to June 2021 – with over 21,190 presentations, up 12% on the previous year.
Noosa SLSC’s Education Manager Riley Palmer and President Ross Fisher with Noosa Hospital’s Director of Clinical Services Sudhiira Perkoulidis
(LtoR): Noosa SLSC President Ross Fisher and Noosa Hospital Director of Clinical Services Sudhiira Perkoulidis, with Hospital team members Megan, Peter, Frances, Johanne, Karen – and centre is Noosa SLSC Education Manager Riley Palmer