Peel Health Campus staff provide support during Homelessness Week

Sharon Deen, Kay Williams and Anne Salter represented Peel Health Campus at the Mandurah foreshore event, where the donated goods were distributed to people in need. Photo: Supplied.

Sharon Deen, Kay Williams and Anne Salter represented Peel Health Campus at the Mandurah foreshore event, where the donated goods were distributed to people in need. Photo: Supplied.

Staff at Peel Health Campus have helped make it easier for those living on the streets this winter, donating coats, scarves, beanies and toiletries to local people in need.

The donated goods, which were collected at the hospital over the past three months, were distributed to homeless people and others in need during Homelessness Week in August.

Peel Health Campus hosted a stall at the Mandurah foreshore alongside other community groups like West Aus Crisis and Welfare Service, Foodbank, Vinnies, Good Samaritans, Peel Volunteer Resource Centre and the Red Cross.

Peel Health Campus have taken part in raising awareness during Homelessness Week in Mandurah for a number of years in an effort to provide support and necessities for those in need.

Read more:

Acting Peel Health Campus chief executive Karol Edge said hospital staff, volunteers and suppliers got behind the cause.

"Most of our staff live in the local community and they are very supportive of those in need," she said.

The hospital donated all leftover goods to West Aus Crisis and Welfare Service.

Peel Health Campus also makes weekly donations of leftover food to Foodbank.

Ms Edge said the hospital's work in the community aligned with Ramsay Health Care's values of "people caring for people".

"Every week since July 2018, the hospital has donated unopened leftover food items, including packets of breakfast cereals, sugar, jam, coffee, vegemite, butter and more," she said.