Fruity treat for our hardworking ambos

A HANDFUL of bubbly residents at Eureka Glenorchy Gardens senior’s rental village made it their mission recently to reward the hardworking paramedics at Ambulance Tasmania.

Eureka Glenorchy Gardens village manager Lyn Lovett organised a special gift hamper bursting with fresh fruit for the ambos at Ambulance Tasmania’s Melville Street station.

The hamper was a token of appreciation for the busy work they do in the community, facing daily challenges working on the emergency frontline.

Ms Lovett said the hamper “went down an absolute treat.”

Having managed Eureka Glenorchy Gardens for the past 12 years, she said she couldn’t count the number of ambulance crews called to the village at all hours to help senior residents.

“We are truly grateful for the service they perform in the community,” she said.

“I can say with hand on heart that I’ve never met a more compassionate group of professionals who are so humble and caring and possess an amazing ability to offer reassurance when a person is at their most vulnerable.”

Ms Lovett said they loved to support local community groups that made a difference.

“We will now be regularly dropping off fruit hampers to Ambulance Tasmania stations, while also sharing our local harvest of apricots, peaches, apples and nectarines when they’re in season,” she said.

“This is our small way of saying thank you to our ambos and we hope that our regular fresh fruit hamper drops will make a difference to the hardworking paramedics when they’re on the run.”

Ambulance Tasmania chief executive Neil Kirby said he “greatly appreciated” the thoughtful gesture and message of support for local paramedics from the residents of Eureka Glenorchy Gardens.

Caption: Eureka Glenorchy Gardens residents drop off a fruit hamper to paramedics at Ambulance Tasmania’s Melville Street station.