The Pink Ladies have carried out a variety of roles since their inception from hairdressing, floral arrangements, mail delivery, gardening, concierge, arts and crafts and running the Pink Ladies shop.
In 2004, the Pink Ladies underwent one of their biggest changes by allowing men to join for the first time.
A special lunch was held for the volunteers at Hornsby RSL attended by NSLHD Chief Executive Deb Willcox, NSLHD Board Chair Trevor Danos and members of the Hornsby Hospital executive.
Pink Ladies Auxiliary President Brian Minnett said being a volunteer meant he was helping to support the hospital provide high quality care to patients and their families.
“I am now in my 15th year as a volunteer, and I have watched Hornsby Hospital grow. We have witnessed changes to patient care that I would never have imagined happening when I was a patient many years ago," he said.
“Having seen the changes in volunteer duties I am convinced there will always be a place for volunteers at Hornsby Hospital.”
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital General Manager Simon Hill said: “It was very difficult during the COVID-19 restrictions when our volunteers couldn’t come on site. Our staff and patients missed them and we know the volunteers themselves missed being able to come and help.”