Westmead Hospital unveils patient and visitor transport buggies

New wheels: Westmead Hospital's much loved “green machine” buggy fleet was in desperate need of an upgrade after 10 years of frequent use around the busy hospital.
New wheels: Westmead Hospital's much loved “green machine” buggy fleet was in desperate need of an upgrade after 10 years of frequent use around the busy hospital.

Westmead Hospital has upgraded its two patient and visitor transport buggies, thanks to a generous donation from Arab Bank Australia, the George Naim Khattar Foundation and Holdmark Property Group.

Co-sponsored by the organisations and donated courtesy of Westmead Medical Research Foundation, the new buggies replace the hospital’s well loved “green machines” that have transported patients and visitors for almost a decade.

“It is a task getting around a big hospital like Westmead, and when you are unwell, it can feel almost impossible – that’s why the complimentary buggy system is so important,” acting general manager Sue-Anne Redmond said.

The buggies are available five days a week from the hospital’s main entrance to community members in need of mobility assistance.

Westmead Medical Research Foundation head of development Joe Conneely acknowledged the generosity of the organisations behind the new buggies.

“The dedication of these three organisations to help our community is sincerely appreciated,” he said. “Their support means we can continue to provide patients and visitors with this free service, which is part of our ongoing commitment towards our patients’ health and wellbeing.”