Donations roll in from UGL's Perth team for local hospital drive

Арван нэгдүгээр сар 04, 2022
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The Diversity, Inclusion & Social Committee from the UGL Perth office is passionate about supporting the communities in which we live and work.

Earlier this year, the committee welcomed guest speaker Clare Dimer, Senior Social Worker from King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) in Subiaco, Western Australia. Clare explained that mothers often are flown in from regional areas to the hospital, for emergency delivery of their babies and arrive at the hospital with nothing. Many with no family support networks, no supplies for their babies and no financial support.

The Committee, chaired by Kevin Miller, Senior Project Manager put the word out to the Perth office for donations to support the invaluable work done by Clare and her team at the hospital.

The request was met with an overwhelmingly generous response. Kevin Miller and Gningala Yarran-Mark delivered the items to the hospital shortly afterwards.

Clare Dimer (second from left) with new mother, Sarah Jackson Graham (left) who delivered a 3lbs (1.36kg) baby boy at 30 weeks. The neonatal transport team flew with Sarah and her baby from Margaret River Hospital to KEMH where they received immediate care.

(L - R) Sarah Jackson Graham and Clare Dimer with UGL's Gningala Yarran-Mark and Kevin Miller.

“We got to Margaret River Hospital at 5:30am and he was born at 6:31am,” Sarah said.
“I didn’t have anything yet; no cot, no pram, no clothes – definitely no hospital bag!”
 Sarah arrived only with the clothes she was wearing and stayed at the hospital for seven weeks with her baby. Following this, they travelled back home to Margaret River.
Sarah was very excited by the generous donations made by UGL, with the items helping her cater to the needs of her baby.

The Perth Diversity, Inclusion & Social Committee continue to provide generous support to the most vulnerable in the communities in which we work and live.

Thank you to everyone for continuing to dig deep and support the efforts of the Perth office Diversity, Inclusion & Social Committee.

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