Thank you to our community

#OurCommunity #WorldClassHealthCare COVID-19 Testing OurBHS
Thursday 29 July 2021

Yesterday our pop-up testing at Marty Busch Reserve closed, after a very busy fortnight testing and tracing our community to beat down this latest outbreak. Each time we enact a COVID response, we rely on our community to assist with a range of needs – generously and immediately. Each time we are overwhelmed by the level of support we receive. It takes a village to raise a testing site!

This time, we want to send out a huge THANK YOU to the following people and businesses who do not work for Ballarat Health Services, but who have demonstrated a true community spirit by supporting us:

  • V-line for the use of Platform 2 at Ballan Train Station
  • A1 Traffic Management
  • Ballarat Police
  • Coates Hire (Bobbie and Jo)
  • Harry the Hirer
  • Mobil Service Station, Ballan (Pauline) for feeding the troops
  • Dorevitch Pathology
  • City of Ballarat (Phil and Darren) for logistical and operational support
  • Ballarat Community Health testing team support
  • Moorabool Shire Council (Andy, Cherie, Genevieve, Phil, Stewie, and Melissa) for logistical support
  • Ballan District Health and Care for logistical support
  • Sovereign Press (Brad and Claire) for rapid signage needs
  • Ballarat Fire Brigade for the use of sheds at Marty Busch Reserve
  • Sebastopol Football Club for use of Junior Football rooms for staff breakout space (Narelle Cromb)
  • CNH Automotive (Noel and Chris Hodder, and Damian Jenkins) who went above and beyond in bring all the supplies/equipment from Ballan back to Sebastopol on a Friday evening to ensure we could operate at Marty Busch Reserve the next morning. 
  • Adam McCaw Carpet Laying for providing an emergency solution to the Marty Busch Reserve mud!
  • Subway (Albert Street Sebastopol) for feeding the troops

And to anyone we have missed on this list – and to anyone who has offered support in previous responses - who offered support when we needed it most.

We really are in this together.

Until next time, thank you.

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