TerryWhite Chemmart Hawthorn and Galderma Australia have partnered to deliver 50 skin care packs to the nursing force at St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Victoria
When nurse Jacqueline Lodge called out on behalf of her nursing colleagues working on the COVID19 frontline at St Vincent’s last month for some skin care products, TWC Network Partners Andrew Farmer and Catherine Cumming of TWC Hawthorn offered their assistance.
“Our nurses are so selfless that they deliberately dehydrating themselves so they don’t have to go to the toilet whilst on the COVID-19 wards as they are so busy caring for their patients,” said Ms Lodge.
“This is obviously taking a toll on their skincare, with many of my colleagues suffering reddened noses and multiple skin breakdowns on their cheeks also from the tight N95 masks they have to wear.
“They are also sweating so much they have rashes on their arms and eczema on their skin.
“We love the skincare ranges on offer at TerryWhite Chemmart so I thought why not… let’s put a call out and see what happens.”
TerryWhite Chemmart recruited supplier partner Galderma Australia who offered products in the Cetaphil skin care range and shipped them across to TWC Hawthorn, where Mr Farmer and his team packed and facilitated delivery to Ms Lodge and her.
“We were absolutely happy to offer our assistance,” said Andrew Farmer.
“This pandemic is taking a huge toll on all our frontline healthcare workers and to know we could do something small like this which will hopefully make a difference to their daily working lives, is gratifying.
“We are thankful to Galderma for their donation and are thinking of all our doctors and nurses working tirelessly on the frontline.”