Hospital farewelling longtime employees

Auburn Hospital has farewelled longtime employee John Hodder.

AUBURN Hospital is farewelling two of its revered long-serving staff, with John Holder and Greg Hope retiring after more than 60 years at the hospital.

Auburn Hospital has farewelled longtime employee Greg Hope.

In May 2001, John became an integral part of Auburn Hospital as a wardsman, where his gentle demeanour and commitment to patient care made an immediate impact.
His role involved transporting patients to hospital appointments and nursing homes, comforting them with his kind and compassionate nature. He later transitioned to the General Services department, where his work ethic, helpful manner, and easy-going personality helped him transition seamlessly into the team.
A founding member of the Auburn Hospital Recycle Team, his dedication over the past 17 years has been a driving force behind the team’s success.
“We extend our deepest gratitude for his hard work, reliability and willingness to go the extra mile for colleagues and patients alike,” Christopher Reece, Director Finance & Corporate Services at Auburn Hospital, said.
Also part of the Auburn Hospital General Services team, Greg started with NSW Health at Marrickville Hospital in 1985 before joining Auburn Hospital in 1986.
From the outset, he immersed himself in the hospital’s community, participating in social events, fundraisers and even donning the role of Santa Claus for the children of fellow employees.
His warm and generous nature also extended beyond the hospital walls, as demonstrated by his ongoing commitment to the hospital’s recycling efforts, earning awards for the team.
Auburn Hospital General Manager Amanda Green said their legacies would endure and their presence would be missed.
“We wish you both the best in your future endeavours and hope your retirement is as fulfilling as the contributions you have made to Auburn Hospital,” she said.