NSW Governor David Hurley thanked Sydney Adventist Hospital supporters and donors during a special lunch at Miramare Gardens, Sydney, last Friday.
Mr Hurley was guest speaker at the San Foundation’s annual thank you luncheon. Chaired by San Executive Committee member Phil West, it included speeches by retiring foundation chairman Dr Leon Clark, incoming chairman Dick Warbuton and Adventist HealthCare Limited acting CEO Brett Goods.
Dr Clark spoke about the completion of the Integrated Cancer Centre campaign, the various hospital projects supported by the donors to the San Foundation and the tireless work of foundation staff. Videos showcased the foundation’s successful campaign for the Integrated Cancer Centre, which was officially completed in July.
Mr Warburton spoke about the current San Foundation campaign to support the hospital’s robotics program and the purchase of the new da Vinci Xi robot.
Recalling the San’s historic start in 1903 as a Sanitarium that has proudly proclaimed its mission of “Christianity in Action” and grown consistently to meet its community needs, Mr Hurley thanked the assembled foundation supporters for their donations and support.
“So we saw that partly in that video today about what’s happened in the Integrated Cancer Centre,” he said.
“These are groundbreaking treatments, the nature of the treatments, different techniques, different technologies that are bringing people together. To see that woman with her children say to you directly, personally, ‘thank you for saving my life’, and for them to be saying ‘thank you for saving my mum’ . . . what more could you ask for?
“If you gained your grey hair (by) knowing that’s what you have done in your life, then you have done something really important.
“The reputation of this hospital around Sydney, around the state, around the country, stands with some of the best, if not the best, in the country.”
He encouraged foundation supporters to continue their good work.