Children in New South Wales will receive improved medical services thanks to a $5,400 donation from Sydney Water to the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.
Sydney Water Managing Director Kevin Young said the donation was part of the utility’s Giving Through Safety Program, where money is raised for charities chosen by staff as they meet workplace safety targets.
“It’s great that the funds raised will be put towards the surgical department of the Sydney Children’s Hospital,” Mr Young said.
“Safety is a priority at Sydney Water and the Giving Through Safety Program provides incentives for staff to adopt safe working practices by linking safety targets to dollar donations.
“Since the program began in 2007, it has helped improve inspection, investigation and audit processes and has also contributed to better management and reporting of safety incidents.
“By meeting safety targets, staff across Sydney Water raised over $204,000 for 24 charities in the last financial year and this has been a fantastic achievement.”
The Sydney Children’s Hospital is one of Australia’s leading specialist medical centres for children, offering a safe and friendly healing environment for children from all over New South Wales.
The hospital treats more than 326,000 children every year.
Chief Executive of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation, Adam Check, said they are delighted to have the support of Sydney Water, through their Giving Through Safety Program.
“Sydney Children’s Hospital relies heavily on the support of the community, and thanks to our partnerships with organisations like Sydney Water, the Hospital is able to continue to provide specialist care and treatments to our brave young patients,” Mr Check said.
“Over 5,700 patients from across Sydney, NSW and beyond each year come through the doors of our surgery department and Sydney Water’s generous donation will make a positive impact on their lives.”