Chinese and Korean communities donate medical supplies to Hurstville Private Hospital

Georges River Council mayor Kevin Greene (third from right) and Councillor Christina Wu, (second from left) led a delegatoin of members of the Chinese and Korean communities to present a donation of medical supplies to Hurstville Priveate Hospital. Picture: John Veage
Georges River Council mayor Kevin Greene (third from right) and Councillor Christina Wu, (second from left) led a delegatoin of members of the Chinese and Korean communities to present a donation of medical supplies to Hurstville Priveate Hospital. Picture: John Veage

Members of the local Chinese and Korean community have donated medical supplies to Hurstville Private Hospital.

The supplies included ten boxes of hand sanitisers, three boxes of protective gowns and 1,500 grade two surgical masks.

The donations were made by the Australia China Business Summit, Australia Women United Association, Georges River Association, Settlers Investment Management Ltd, Ninety Cents Pty Ltd, Sydney Shanghai Business Association and the Korean Society of Sydney.

Georges River Councillor Christina Wu who coordinated the donations said it was an honour to make contributions along with Chinese and Korean communities during this challenging and difficult time.

"Many Australians had been protected during the past months, however, it is still important to support our hospitals and communities to maintain Australia safe and the curve of infections flattened," Councillor Wu said.

"National unity is needed now more than ever and I am proud to see the multicultural

communities get together to support our local healthcare workers and recognising their hard work.

"We would like to thank Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene in particular, who supported us to liaise with the hospital for this meaningful event."

Nancy Wang from Australian Women United Association said the non-profit organisation had received requests from its members to support Australian hospitals and medical staff.

"Since then we collected donations to purchase masks, hand sanitisers, goggles and disposable medical protective suits to send to different hospitals and medical practices

in Australia," she said.

Bob Yoon from Korean Society of Sydney, which was established 50 years ago to support Korean communities across NSW said,"We would like to contribute to the communities where we live and would like to support hospitals and frontline workers to go through this difficult time.

Benjamin Wang from Georges River Association said, "Since the start of COVID-19 pandemic, the members of our association have been greatly impacted like the rest of the community.

"Some of our members had to close doors for businesses. However, we are lucky to live in Georges River area, where the whole community really sticks together. "

Mr Wang said the donation to the hospital was a a perfect example when the local community, Georges River Council, business leaders and political leaders coming together to help the local hospital.

"These donations are token of our heart-felt appreciation towards the frontline health workers. Let's stay together, stay strong," he said..

Dongdong Yang from Australia China Business Summit comments said that it was important to be united to combat the virus.

"To reduce the spread of virus, many Chinese Australians, community organisations, parents and children donated tens of thousands of personal protective equipments, including masks, gloves, gowns and goggles to NSW hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and the residents in NSW," he said.

"Those donations were greatly appreciated by the hospitals and health workers."

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