Ngaire and Shari – It works because we all work together

“Shari, I like working with you. You are so calming.”

The words drifted to me as I walked past the staff room one day. There was no surprise to me about whom they were speaking.

Patients trust Shari. They share their burdens with her and look forward to her shifts. I know this because Shari involves me in patients’ care. I hear first-hand from the patients what a difference it makes to them to have Shari.

When I asked Shari if I could put her name in this reflection, her response showed the spirit of Calvary. She said: “ We all work as a team and it works because we all work together”.

Ngaire, Pastoral Care Worker, Calvary Health Care Kogarah