Two unassuming, cheerful members of the Moree community were recognised for the work they do in the Moree Hospital Kitchen recently.
Kate Kelly and Kay McKenzie, who work in the kitchen at Moree Hospital, received the Moree Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Customer Appreciation Award for July.
The pair were nominated for the award by Paula Lennon, for “the amazing work they do to keep all patients feed and watered in Moree Hospital”.
“They have beautiful wit and humour and always caring and serving the patients with a smile,” Ms Lennon said.
“All the staff love them too. They are always smiling and laughing together and caring for everyone. They have huge hearts.
“Kitchen and cleaning staff regularly go unnoticed and they deserve even a little bit of attention and gratitude. They have almost 50 years’ service between them.”
Kate has been working in the kitchen for 39 years, while Kay has been there for the past six.
Both were thrilled to receive the Thumbs Up award.
“I’m so excited about this award and that our wonderful friend Paula nominated us,” Kate said.
“I love my job and I have made some awesome friends in my years there and have met some great people.”
Kay also loves interacting with the patients and visitors and “trying to make their stay a little bit more enjoyable”.
“I am so excited to receive the award and want to thank those who recognise enough of our efforts to vote for us,” she said.
“I feel grateful and excited that people appreciate what we do for them.”
Kate and Kay would like to thank Paula for her nomination and her kind words.
Nominations are now open for the August award on the closed Moree Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Facebook group.