Inverloch volunteers treat healthcare workers to lunch


Bass Coast Health (BCH) staff were treated to a barbecue lunch courtesy of the volunteers of the BCH Inverloch Fundraising Auxiliary and the Lions Club of Inverloch on Wednesday 4 May.

The lunch was held at Wonthaggi Hospital to thank staff for their long, hard work during the COVID pandemic and to allow staff to mix socially again after restrictions segregated many work areas.

BCH Board Chair Don Paproth addressed staff, praising them for their dedication and hard work during what has been a trying time during the pandemic.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your work is seen and it is appreciated,” he said.

Don also thanked the volunteers of the Lions Club of Inverloch and the Inverloch Fundraising Auxiliary for their thoughtfulness and dedication.

Fundraising Auxiliary Secretary Terry Hall said the Lions Club and Auxiliary were “only too pleased to be involved”.

“As a member of both Lions and the Auxiliary I can tell you that we really appreciate the care and dedication shown by the Wonthaggi Hospital staff in looking after our community. Providing a barbecue is the least we could do,” he said.

Lions Club of Inverloch President Ian Rasmussen said, “We’re happy to chip in and assist the Auxiliary and we’re happy to help our mates at Bass Coast Health.”