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Hornsby receives a helping hand

Neighbouring private hospital Mt Wilga has recently been helping its public colleagues at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mt Wilga Private Rehabilitation Hospital has been caring for public patients who’ve been transferred from Hornsby, which was reconfigured to accommodate an expected increase in COVID-19 patients.

The Kevin Betts ward at Mt Wilga Private was dedicated to public patients and has already treated more than 24 patients who had to be moved from Hornsby Hospital.

Hornsby Hospital Acting General Manager Simon Hill thanked the Mt Wilga team for its ollaboration during the pandemic. 

The feedback from patients and families, and the staff involved in the transfer care to Mt Wilga hospital has been very positive and we greatly appreciate the support that’s been provided.
Hornsby Hospital Acting General Manager Simon Hill

Many private hospitals and clinics have assisted in the NSW Health response to COVID-19. Mt Wilga is one of many facilities in the Northern Sydney Local Health District which has helped with surgery, caring for staff or providing nurses and physicians to assist in vaccination centres.

Mt Wilga Chief Executive Officer Lorrie Mohsen said: “The collaboration between the private and public teams has been excellent and has allowed us to not only care for patients in need, but also help relieve the burden on our community’s public health system at a time when it is needed most.”

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