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    WELCOME GIFT: Walter Pope, left, and Ben French, keep their social distance as they hand over pizzas to Yandilla team members Susie Gilsenan and Bec Purvis at Wimmera Health Care Group.

Dominos deliver pizzas for health workers | COVID-19

Domino’s Horsham showed its appreciation for the hard work Wimmera Health Care Group team members are putting in during the COVID-19 crisis by giving them pizzas.

Domino’s Horsham owner Ben French said the business decided to show the health group how much it respected and appreciated front-line workers and asked if it could provide pizzas for night-shift workers.

“It is a very busy time for healthcare workers,” Mr French said.

“We know they are under increased pressure and working really hard to be prepared.

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“So we wanted to boost morale in these tough times. It’s our way of saying thank you.

“We are doing it for the supermarkets as well because we know they are also under a lot of pressure.”

The Domino’s team delivered 12 pizzas to the health service’s emergency department in Horsham on Monday last week, 12 to Oxley ward and intensive care unit on Tuesday and 12 to Yandilla ward on Wednesday night.

Gail Pollard was working in the emergency department on Monday night when the pizzas arrived and said the mood instantly lifted.

“It just gave us such a big boost,” she said. 

“It is really uncertain times at the moment and things are changing day to day.

“Expectations are high from the community and rightly so. 

“So it was lovely to have our hard work and often anti-social working hours appreciated with this gesture.” 

Ms Pollard said the gesture meant a lot to everyone.

“Unfortunately we are in an industry which is often on the receiving end of aggression, so to have such an act of kindness was lovely,” she said. 

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