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CHA Launches Videos to Thank Aged Care and Health Workers

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Catholic Health Australia, of which Catholic Healthcare is a member, has paid tribute to its aged care and hospital employees with the launch of a series of films thanking them.

The films feature eight employees drawn from across two organisations (St Vincent’s Health Australia and Mercy Health) and were filmed at the height of the second wave of Covid-19 in Melbourne. The videos highlight the work of clinical nurses, registered aged care nurses, cleaners, cooks and physiotherapists, just some of the more than 80,000 employees who work for Catholic health and aged care providers across Australia.

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Catholic Health Australia chief executive Pat Garcia said he wanted the Catholic sector to pay tribute to those who worked tirelessly to keep the community safe.

“The hospitals and aged care facilities in the Catholic Health Australia family are so proud of their hardworking staff and we wanted to document that both to thank them now and for posterity," Mr Garcia said.

"These quiet heroes have turned up to work every day to help people, often in the face of considerable risks to themselves.

“I know that I speak for all our members when I say that they truly are our masked heroes. But, despite their masks, they are all named in the film. We want to acknowledge the human beings behind the work.

“They have lived the Catholic values of treating people as whole human beings with kindness and compassion. They have brought dignity and strength to those in need. We thank them.”

Click here to view all the Catholic Health Australia thank you videos.