Nurse, midwife celebrations support local business
May 20, 2020
Peel Health Campus (PHC), which is part of Ramsay Health Care, has provided further support to local business which has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mandurah-based ‘Sky Bakery’ and ‘Decadent C’ produced custom made biscuits, cupcakes and a cake for International Day of the Midwife (5 May) and International Nurses Day (12 May).
PHC Director Clinical Services, Karol Edge, said the nurses and midwives were “absolutely thrilled” by the gesture.
“It was really important for us to recognise the hard work and contribution our nurses and midwives make to the hospital and the community,” she said. “The compassion and dedication they show on a daily basis is exceptional.”
Karol said the hospital had spent some weeks trying to come up with an idea that would give nurses and midwives the recognition they deserved and also give local business a boost.
“The celebrations could not involve gatherings because of COVID-19 restrictions so we took the festivities to the wards instead where everyone enjoyed the treats,” she said
Decadent C’s Natarlie Woodman said her family business had experienced a downturn of 90 per cent during the pandemic so the support from Peel Health Campus and Ramsay Health Care was greatly appreciated.
“A significant portion of our work has been supplying wholesale cakes to cafes so between that and people no longer going out, we have been very badly affected,” she said.
Natarlie said Decadent C was forced to rethink its entire business plan, which led to an expansion in products to include condiments and hampers as well as the establishment of a drive through service.
Sky Bakery, which made more than 400 cupcakes for PHC, had experienced similar problems.
“When the call came through from Peel Health Campus, we were over the moon,” Julie Nguyen from Sky Bakery said.
“We had been desperate for some support and we are hopeful that with restrictions starting to ease we will pick up extra work and get our business back on track.”