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PMBH Cardiac Rehabilitation Physiotherapist Carolyn Hamilton with Heart Health NSW President Doug Short and Dennis Bridgeland.

Hearty group of volunteers step up for PMBH cardiac patients

Dec 15, 2023

Heart Health NSW volunteers have celebrated a highly successful year, where membership is growing, their walking groups are more popular than ever, and their support of Port Macquarie Base Hospital coronary patients is very much appreciated.

More than 60 volunteers gathered this week to celebrate 2023. Also attending were several special guests, Mid North Coast Local Health District Volunteer of the Year Max Heslehurst, and the man he shared his award with, Mike Storrier.

Both men have given almost 20 years’ service to PMBH’s cardiac program, that includes a support network for new patients and a buddy system for those undertaking their rehabilitation and recovery. 

PMBH Cardiac Rehabilitation Physiotherapist Carolyn Hamilton and Mid North Coast Local Health District Corporate Relations Manager Sharon Fuller, both honoured with Life Membership of the volunteer organisation, were also present to thank members for their contribution to cardiac patient wellbeing throughout the year.

President Doug Short said the group was always looking for more volunteers to fill positions in the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Cardiac Care rosters, and thanked the latest three to join – Nathalie, Gill, and Beth.

He also thanked his fellow executive members, Vice-presidents Jim McClellan and Bruce See, Secretary Reg Wilkinson, Treasurer Ruth Comish, and committee members Liz and Bryan Gough, Adrian Lee-Archer, Nea Hosking, Traci Moore, Elaine Hallam, and Beth Marris for their hard work throughout the year.

To see more photos from Heart Health NSW’s Christmas luncheon, please click on the image below and scroll through the pictures.

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