Congratulations to Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS), who were officially announced as the winners of the Inaugural Australian Health Services Blood Donation Challenge. Over 350 000 health service employees throughout Australia recently competed in the 3 month challenge but it was SCHHS employees who accrued the highest amount of blood donations in the nation, potentially saving just under 500 lives in 12 weeks. Team Adem is incredibly proud to have so many health care workers supporting our blood donation community and would like to sincerely thank you all on behalf of those who require lifesaving blood products. Pictured with Lu and Brent are SCHHS employee Jan English (left) SCHHS Chief Executive Kevin Hegarty and Australian Red Cross Blood Service Chief Medical Officer DR Joanne Pink who presented the Award.
Recently Brent and Lu donated another 50 digital thermometers to the Cancer Care Unit at Nambour General Hospital – on behalf of Team Adem. The thermometers will be given to patients undergoing cancer treatment who don’t have a thermometer at home. Chemotherapy can have a major impact on a patient’s immune system and a temperature rise can indicate a sign of infection, which can be life threatening within hours. Pictured with Lu are some of the amazing dedicated staff members who work in the Oncology Unit .
Team Adem’s Inaugural Chalk the Walk was a resounding success with many turning out to leave heartfelt messages of love, hope & inspiration. The sun was beaming brightly as kids &families visited the Buderim Lions park to leave heartfelt messages around the paths of the park. The mornings proceedings included a visit from Sunshine Coast Mayor, Mark Jamison who officially unveiled the stunning Bright Stars Memorial.
Team Adem would like to thank everyone who attended and also acknowledge all our wonderful sponsors and volunteers which included Sunshine Coast Grammar School, 92.7 Mixfm MLC Buderim, Maroochydore Homemaker Centre & Birds & The Beans Espresso Bar. We look forward to you all joining us again next year.
Many of you would have seen Sami and her infectious smile at a number of our Team Adem events over the past 3 years. Sami’s kindness, sincerity, zest for life and understanding of the importance that charities play in our community are just a few of her many qualities. We are certainly excited to have Sami involved with Team Adem.
Team Adem’s Blood Donation Day last Saturday was a huge success with over 120 lives saved by those who rolled up their sleeves. We would like to thank everyone who attended the day, which included other nurses from Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. A BIG thank you must go to Cindy Roker and Leanne Hollis for their support & efforts on the day. Team Adem would also like to acknowledge the efforts of the Maroochydore Donor Centre staff & volunteers who were kept very busy! Considering many blood donors are currently unable to donate because of seasonal colds and flu’s this was an amazing effort.
We would like to congratulate Adem’s childhood friend Nick Oliphant on his amazing achievement of making his 50th blood/plasma donation this week at the age of 22. Nick became aware of the importance of blood donation while watching Adem go through his treatment with leukaemia. Nick at just 22 has potentially saved 150 lives – WOW!!Thanks Nick for your lifesaving donations.
It was an exciting day for Team Adem on Tuesday with Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Kevin Hegarty launching the 2016 SCHHS “Grow the flow with Team Adem” Blood Donation Challenge and the inaugural Health Services Blood Challenge for Queensland. Both challenges will run concurrently during the months of May, June & July. Since joining the Team Adem Blood Donation Community 10 months ago, SCHHS employees have rolled up their sleeves to save a staggering 1500 lives. This is, without a doubt, another reflection of how our wonderful health care workers go above & beyond their daily duties to help others. Thanks SCHHS for your continued support of Team Adem & those patients who require lifesaving blood products.
The Team Adem Blood Donation Community this week passed a major milestone. Since 2013 Team Adem blood donors have rolled up their sleeves to potentially save just over 30 000 Australian lives and make a profound difference to the lives of countless others who require blood products. A truly amazing effort!Team Adem thanks all our supporters and blood donors who continue to Help us help others.Picture
Yesterday Lu and I met with Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson and Councillor Christian Dickson to unveil a magnificent sculpture. Over 12 months ago Lu and I approached Sunshine Coast Council and presented our idea to have a public Memorial / Sculpture to forever honor our Sunshine Coast babies, children and young adults who have passed away through illness or tragic circumstances. After much collaboration with council employees we are so extremely proud of the outcome. This outstanding sculpture is located at Buderim Lions Park overlooking the Sunshine Coast and will be a wonderful lasting tribute to the coast’s children that have been taken too soon.
We would like to thank Mayor Mark Jamison & Councillor Cr Christian Dickson who were both instrumental in helping this memorial come to fruition. We would also like to thank the Sunshine Coast Council, talented Landscape Architect James Worth and all other parties who have been involved with the project over the last 12 months.