The care, compassion and love the nurses put into their day-to-day work is second to none
– AMANDAFLOWERS the November. “The care, compassion and love that the nurses put into their day-to-day work is second to none,” Ms Flowers said.
“Such a difficult time was made that bit easier.”
Mrs Coller said the team at Mt Druitt palliative care went above and beyond to meet their patients’ needs.
“One patient was very sick – he was dying – and he had two small dogs which his son couldn’t home,” she recounted. “The man was very distressed as he knew he was dying and his son would have to put the dogs down.
“However, our team got together and I called a friend of mine and we were able to rehome the dogs to a beautiful family down the south coast. The family still sends us photos of the dogs every year.”
Mrs Coller said palliative care had its good and bad points, but every day was different. “It’s a very private moment for some people and their families,” she said.
“And to be able to be there at that time is a privilege.” THE federal seat of Chifley, which includes the Mt Druitt and St Marys areas, will lose voters to the electorates of Greenway and McMahon under the redistribution of electoral divisions in NSW.
The NSW Electoral Commission last week announced the outcome of its deliberations on the names and boundaries of the 47 federal electoral divisions in NSW.
Presiding member Dennis Cowdroy said the Electoral Commission had adopted most of the redistributions proposed by the Redistribution Committee for NSW in its October 16 report.
Chifley will gain 460 electors from the Greenway electorate, in the area of Blacktown near the Ashlar Golf Course.
Another 3961 electors will be transferred to Greenway from parts of Blacktown between Flushcombe, Bungarribee and Reservoir roads and the Great Western High- way. A total of 4020 electors will move into the seat of McMahon from areas around Minchinbury, Eastern Creek and Huntingwood.
The changes give Chifley a projected enrolment of 108,528 voters. This is a variation from the quota of minus 1.82 per cent.
The southern boundary of Chifley will be relocated to the Great Western Highway and the eastern boundary will move west to Reservoir Rd and away from the central business district of Blacktown.
The Greenway boundary will be the Blacktown-Richmond railway line.
Nick Xenophon Team candidate for Lindsay, Stephen Lynch, criticised some of the redistribution decisions.
“It seems odd the sitting member would agree to a significant portion of her constituents being moved into a safe seat of the opposition, particularly when those same communities would benefit from a rail line ... ,” Mr Lynch said.