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Murdoch nurses honour one of their own on Pink Ribbon Day

Clinical Nurse Manager Lindsey Dyer, who lost her battle with breast cancer on Monday, will be honoured by her Hospital team during national breast cancer month.

21 October 2019Lindsey Dyer

St John of God Murdoch will ‘turn pink’ celebrating Lindsey’s life by wearing pink theatre ‘scrubs’, decorating the wards in pink and selling pink cupcakes across the two onsite cafes to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Care WA.

Lindsey’s widow Annette will be at the Hospital on the day to help judge the pinkest ward and support the fundraising efforts.

Lindsey (pictured) had worked for St John of God Murdoch since 2007 when she started as a casual registered nurse. She became an associate nurse in the operating theatres in 2014, taking on the senior role of Clinical Nurse Manager later that year.

Lindsey passed away on Monday 14 October at the St John of God Murdoch Intensive Care Unit.

CEO Ben Edwards remembers Lindsey as an avid contributor to the Hospital.

“Lindsey was much-loved in the perioperative areas where she worked, but her infectious enthusiasm for nursing was far-reaching across our Hospital," he said.

"Her passion for educating new nurses in the Murdoch theatres was renowned and many of our team owe much of their career development to Lindsey.

"She was also a talented singer and arranged for her chorus ‘A Cappella West’ to sing Christmas carols on the wards at Murdoch every year, which was loved by doctors, patients and caregivers.

"We will miss her deeply and extend our condolences to Annette, their children and Lindsey’s friends and family.”

Lindsey leaves behind twins Tom & Claire, Angus, Hayley & Jenna, and wife, Annette.

St John of God Murdoch celebrates Pink Ribbon Day 2019 on 28 October and welcomes visitors and patients to buy a pink cupcake from reception or the two Hospital Cafe's to support the fundraising.

 

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