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September 3, 2020

Hunter’s Hill Council has expressed its thanks to a range of services and businesses who have worked to support the community through COVID-19.

Mayor Mark Bennett presented certificates of appreciation to several organisations who have stepped up to meet increased demand for services during the pandemic.

The certificates recognised the tireless hard work and dedication to provide essential services to the local community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It really is about thanking them,” Clr Bennett said.

“I really appreciate the fact that people kept working and supporting people at that time of need.”

Burt’s Village Pharmacy and Hunters Hill Pharmacy were among them.

Burt’s Village Pharmacy Owner Justin Burt said the small family business had seen increased demand for items such as face masks, sanitiser and digital thermometers, as well as additional requests for delivery of medications.

Deliveries are up from about five a day pre-COVID to about 15 a day now.

Burt’s Village Pharmacy – Owner Justin Burt and Mayor Mark Bennett.

Hunters Hill Pharmacy Owner Thao Ha said demand had tripled.

“I have to thank my staff,” she said.

“It was strong team work through that time.”

Hunters Hill Pharmacy – Mayor Mark Bennett and Owner Thao Ha.

Hunters Hill Medical Practice has added a range of new methods of consultations, including telehealth, to its service in response to COVID.

“It’s been very busy,” Practice Manager Katrina Arcus said.

Patients had responded in kind.

“Everyone’s been great,” Managing Doctor Charbel Badr said.

Hunters Hill Medical Practice – Practice Manager Katrina Arcus, Mayor Mark Bennett and Managing Doctor Charbel Badr.

Hunters Hill Lodge retirement village has also been meeting the challenges.

“We’re doing everything we can and it’s a fine balance between keeping our community engaged but keeping them protected at the same time,” Village Manager Geoff Wilson said.

“We’re lucky we’ve got a dedicated group of staff who work here.”

Hunters Hill Lodge – Mayor Mark Bennett and Village Manager Geoff Wilson.

Sydney Community Services (SCS), a not-for-profit organisation that helps residents live a quality and independent life in their own home and community, has experienced a ten-fold increase in demand for services.

SCS CEO Gillian Batt said planning meant the organisation was well prepared.

SCS Community Connections Manager Branka Ivkovic said the team was fortunate to work in the Hunters Hill community.

The pandemic response had solidified the importance of community grassroots organisations and local government, she said.

Sydney Community Services – Community Connections Manager Branka Ivkovic, Mayor Mark Bennett and CEO Gillian Batt.

 

Sydney Community Services – Community Connections Manager Branka Ivkovic and CEO Gillian Batt.

 

Council has also delivered certificates of appreciation to the following organisations:

  • IRT Woolwich
  • Twilight Hunters Hill Village
  • Hunters Hill Private Hospital
  • Mindbodywellth Family Medical Practice
  • St Joseph Aged Care
  • The Heritage Hunters Hill
  • Stryder
  • Ryde Police Area Command
  • The Bennelong Medical Clinic
  • Glades Village Pharmacy
  • Massey Street General Practice
  • The Family and Sports Medicine Centre
  • Boronia Park Pharmacy
  • Montefiore
  • NSW SES – Hunters Hill Unit

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400