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Fresh Fields donation helps Safety Bay Vets

Rockingham Aged Care Home Western Australia donation to Malibu Veterinary Hospital Safety Bay

Malibu Vetinary Hospital staff member Kirsty Powell, Rockingham Aged Care Home personal carer Karen Mitchell and Director of Nursing Terri Woolhouse with Lucy the cat.

Animals at Malibu Veterinary Hospital will be more comfortable thanks to a large donation of towels from Fresh Fields Hospitality Services and Rockingham Aged Care Home in April. Malibu staff put the call-out for old towels and blankets on their Facebook page in the month, as their supplies had run low.

Fresh Fields, a division of Hall & Prior Health & Aged Care Group, supplies a specialised linen and catering service for the organisation’s 13 Perth aged care homes.

Rockingham Aged Care Home has a strong tie to the veterinary hospital, as they provide free check-ups and care for the home’s beloved rescue cat Lucy.

“We’re so grateful to everyone at Malibu Vets for sponsoring Lucy, because she brings so much joy to both our residents and our staff,” Rockingham Director of Nursing Terri Woolhouse said. “This is a way for us to give back.”

Rockingham Aged Care Home Western Australia donation to Malibu Veterinary Hospital Safety Bay

Lucy the cat making herself comfortable on the piles of donated towels.

Fresh Fields Operations Manager Kevin Fitzgerald said he was pleased the towels would be going to a group that could use them. In 2016, Fresh Fields donated more than 2000 old towels and blankets to several Perth animal rescue organisations.

“Although the towels aren’t able to be used in our homes any more, they can still provide comfort to the animals that Malibu Veterinary Hospital are treating,” he said.

“In an average year, we wash more than 500,000 towels, as well as more than a million face cloths. This much washing means items get worn, but instead of throwing them away, we like to donate them if we can.”

Fresh Fields Hospitality Services have been providing catering and laundry services to Hall & Prior’s 13 homes in the Perth metropolitan area from its current location in Carlisle since 2002. Fresh Fields is an integral part of Hall & Prior’s operations and is a key contributor to maintaining our residents’ health and lifestyle.

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