Rebecca gives back to nurses in appreciation
Jun 07, 2013
Hollywood Private Hospital’s Donaldson Ward was presented with four new iPads at a special morning tea from former patient Rebecca Lenzo in appreciation of the care she received by its staff.
In 2010, Rebecca was diagnosed at the age of 20 with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Rebecca began her treatment at Hollywood as an outpatient until she was able to have a stem cell transplant and was admitted as an inpatient on the Donaldson Ward.
Thankfully, the transplant was successful and at present Rebecca is in remission and is working part-time.
Rebecca became very close to the nursing staff on Donaldson Ward throughout her long stay. She was always extremely positive throughout her treatment and as soon as she was well enough, became involved in fundraising efforts to raise awareness and funds for the Leukaemia Foundation of Western Australia (LFWA).
Having raised almost $50,000 to date for LFWA, Rebecca also raised enough money to buy four iPads. She felt the iPads would help Donaldson Ward patients pass the time, especially if they are unable to leave their rooms for long periods at a time.
“I know the one thing I desperately wanted when I was in hospital was internet access so I know these iPads are going to make a real difference to the patients and staff on Donaldson Ward,” Rebecca said.
Hollywood Private Hospital is a modern, 659 bed state-of-the-art acute care hospital in Nedlands. The hospital is a part of Ramsay Health Care Group – Australia’s largest private hospital operator.