A special thank-you to Emerald Hospital staff
1 April 2020
An Emerald cancer patient is using her time in isolation to help those who care for her at Emerald Hospital by sewing scrub caps.
Evelyn Weller has stage 4 cancer, and is one of our vulnerable community members, so spends much of her time at home other than hospital appointments and quick trips to the shop.
“I feel useless and I wanted to do something,” she said. “If it means making a few caps so be it, that’s what I’m doing.”
Mrs Weller is making the caps with buttons on the side to allow staff to easily attach surgical masks to save irritation around their ears while working long shifts.
She said her small contribution was the best way she could think to say thank you.
“They look after me,” she said. “Even though I’m a hard case and I keep them on their toes. I’m grateful they can use them.”
Mrs Weller found the cap pattern online, and has been making a variety of fabric designs, including some suitable for men.
“I’m quite content doing my pottering around,” she said.
Mrs Weller’s Nurse Navigator Marissa McDonald is very grateful for this thoughtful donation.
“Evelyn is a wonderful seamstress and it means the world to our team to be able to wear these symbols of gratitude in this tough time. Thank you!”
Emerald cancer patient Evelyn Weller is pictured with hospital staff (from left) Rachael Hoult, Annette Luck and Chontal Broadwith modelling some of their newly made caps.