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Aged Care

News Symes Thorpe Clinical Educator and Registered Nurse Sheryl Kupfer News

Toowoomba local achieves nursing dream while on dialysis

Today is International Nurses Day, which is celebrated all around the world to acknowledge the important roles nurses play in our communities. Earlier last year Anglicare Southern Queensland’s Symes Thorpe Clinical Educator and Registered Nurse Sheryl Kupfer completed her master’s degree at the University of Southern Queensland while on dialysis

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Thank you, Anglicare Southern Queensland aged care staff!

“From across our services, we wanted to thank our aged care staff and those of our industry colleagues for showing up day after day to care for our parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and relatives, and our community’s most vulnerable. It isn’t easy and it takes a special kind of person to care for older Queenslanders. To do so with love, care, and patience in such challenging times is a testament to the dedication and genuine compassion of aged care workers. Thank you. You are truly appreciated,” say Anglicare staff and Community Services Commission members

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Ministering to people living and working in aged care homes

“Recently a resident from one of the local aged care homes joined the Kenmore congregation for regular Sunday worship and weekly Bible study. She catches the bus in her wheelchair, gets out at Kenmore Village, and motors down to Holy Spirit Anglican Church. She has brought great insights to us about the needs of aged care residents and of the extremely difficult staff conditions in the COVID-19 environment,” says The Rev’d Jan Crombie from The Parish of Kenmore Brookfield