Pictured left to right: Ana Gatt (Marketing & Development Manager, WMRF), Marlene Nasr (Community Relations & Events Manager, WMRF), Bella Sarne, Ray Horne (Company Secretary, WMRF), and Chris Sarne
These were part of a generous in-kind donation that the Sarne family made towards the Haematology Ward (C5A) at Westmead Hospital where Dianne Sarne (Chris’ wife and Bella’s mum) spent 110 days.
Sadly, Dianne lost her battle against a terminal illness and she passed away from complications resulting from acute Myeloid leukaemia.
Chris and Bella wanted to give back to Westmead. They were extremely thankful to the nursing staff that for nearly four months took care of their wife and mother. They noticed some areas on the ward were lacking in-patient amenities, they decided to donate a 49” smart television with wall mount, 5 tablets and 5 portable DVD players for patient use.
Additionally, the family gifted 90 movie vouchers to the dedicated nursing staff in the ward.
For Chris and Bella, this in-kind gift was a way to remember Dianne and to leave a meaningful legacy to Westmead.
WMRF Community Relations & Events Manager Marlene Nasr said that this donation would make a big difference to the patients staying in Haematology ward C5A
“We are very grateful to the Sarne family, as this generous donation will ensure that the patients in C5A Haematology will now have better access to entertainment and a more comfortable stay,” she said.
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