Woollahra Council delegation visits Wolper

August 25, 2015 by J-Wire Staff
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A delegation from Woollahra Council headed by mayor Toni Zeltzer has made an official visit to Sydney’s Wolper Jewish Hospital.

Accompanying the Mayor were Deputy Mayor Greg Levenston and councillors Ted Bennett, Luise Elsing, Jeff Zulman, Anthony Marano, Susan Wynne and Sharon Campisi.

Woollahra Council delegation

Cr Greg Levenston, Cr Anthony Marano, Richard Glass – Vice President Wolper Jewish Hospital, Dr Allan Shell – Hon Secretary Wolper Jewish Hospital, Cr Luise Elsing, Mr Daniel Goulburn – President Wolper Jewish Hospital, Mayor Cr Toni Zeltzer, Cr Ted Bennett, Cr Susan Wynne, Cr Jeff Zulman, Dr Philip Redelman – Chairman Medical Board Wolper Jewish Hospital

The Mayor and Councillors were welcomed by Wolper president Daniel Goulburn, who spoke  about the Hospital’s history, its place in the local community, the various outreach programs and the Foundation established by the Hospital to support health and wellbeing initiatives in the broader community.

Mr Goulburn also acknowledged and thanked the Council for awarding a Woollahra Council Community and Cultural Grant to Wolper to enable the Hospital to video record its well-respected and popular Wellbeing seminars to enable the community to continue to benefit from these sessions.

Daniel Goulburn stated “Wolper has a long history of providing quality care to residents of the Eastern Suburbs and the Hospital appreciates greatly the past and continuing support of Woollahra Council.”

During the visit, the Mayor and Councillors were taken on a tour of the Hospital, including the medical and rehabilitation wards as well as the Hospital’s Day Rehabilitation facility.

During the tour, the group had the opportunity to speak to patient Michelle Thompson, a resident of the Eastern suburbs, who spoke very positively about the care she is receiving in the Hospital. Ms Thompson told the Mayor that this is her second time at Wolper as an inpatient and that she has also attended Wolper Day Rehabilitation as an outpatient. Unfortunately, Ms Thompson requires further surgery soon but looks forward to coming back to Wolper for her post-operative rehabilitation.

“We greatly appreciate the Mayor and Councillors’ interest in the Hospital. We look forward to Wolper Jewish Hospital continuing to be a vital entity in the local community” concluded Daniel Goulburn.

Bruce Notley-Smith visits (wearing blue tie)

Tina Boger – Director of Nursing Wolper Jewish Hospital, Cassandra Jordan – Health Information Manager Wolper Jewish Hospital, Dr Allan Shell – Honorary Secretary Wolper Jewish Hospital, Bruce Notley-Smith, Daniel Goulburn Wolper Jewish Hospital, John Tucker – CEO Wolper Jewish Hospital

NSW State Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith has also visited Wolper.

He was welcomed to the Hospital by Daniel Goulburn, President and Dr Allan Shell Honorary Secretary of Wolper Jewish Hospital.

In his capacity as state member for Coogee, Mr Notley-Smith toured the hospital meeting patients and staff members from the Coogee area. Given that he has four major hospitals within his constituency, Mr Notley-Smith was particularly interested to meet Ms Cassandra Jordan, Wolper’s Health Information Manager, who spoke about the emerging area of digital health information management and its implementation within the Hospital, outlining the benefits and efficiencies gained.

In his capacity as Chairman of the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel, Mr Notley-Smith spoke of his numerous visits to Israel and noted the importance of such trips. He also gained a valuable insight into Jewish communal organisations during discussions over afternoon tea.

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