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Sunday, 05 April 2020
Dr Fiona Martin MP, Member for Reid, has teamed up with Arnott's Biscuits Limited to give a sweet thank you to Concord Hospital’s COVID-19 clinic staff and frontline healthcare workers.

Dr Martin visited the staff at the Concord COVID-19 fever clinic and Concord Hospital's Emergency Department to thank them personally for their hard work.

 “Concord Hospital’s healthcare workers have been working tirelessly for our community since the coronavirus outbreak began,” Dr Martin said. “It was wonderful to personally thank Reid’s healthcare heroes and share our gratitude with these sweet treats.”

Concord Hospital’s COVID-19 Clinic was one of the first to open in New South Wales. The clinic operates 7 days a week, providing tests to members of the public displaying COVID-19 symptoms. Australia has one of the best COVID-19 testing regimes in the world, with over 650,214 tests conducted nationally since 22 January 2020.

Arnott’s donated their iconic Tim Tam Original Chocolate pouches to be shared among frontline healthcare staff and dispersed throughout Concord Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

“Everyone loves Tim Tams and the healthcare staff I spoke with during my visit were very appreciative of the gesture, especially as they are working long hours under stressful conditions,” Dr Martin stated. “We know that the amino acids in chocolate help us produce serotonin and make us feel happier, so hopefully the Tim Tams will help boost their morale!”

Arnott’s CEO George Zoghbi said, “Arnott’s has supported Australians through life moments for more than 150 years and that hasn’t changed as we navigate the extraordinary challenges brought about by the current global health crisis. Arnott’s is incredibly proud to recognise our dedicated frontline healthcare workers like those at Concord Hospital, who are the true heroes of our community.”

The original Arnott’s Biscuit Factory, which operated from 1908 to 1997, is located in North Strathfield’s historic Bakehouse Quarter. The heritage listed site remains the regional headquarters of Arnott’s, located in the electorate of Reid.

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