The care, com­pas­sion and love the nurses put into their day-to-day work is se­cond to none

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - For more in­for­ma­tion, phone the care unit on 9881 1695. Ali­son Bald­ing

– 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.

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