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Ash Barty and Pat Rafter serve up thanks to healthcare workers in Brisbane

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A grand slam of a different kind has brought two Brisbane nurses together with two of the biggest names in world tennis high on a hospital rooftop.

Women’s World No. 1 Ash Barty joined fellow Queenslander former Men’s  No. 1 Pat Rafter at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in Queensland to show their appreciation and support for frontline healthcare workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ash Barty and Pat Rafter took to a court on the helipad of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital on Tuesday to thank nurses for their work during the Covid-19 crisis.

Women’s World No. 1 Aussie Ash Barty and former Australian Tennis player Pat Rafter with a group of online heroes.
A grand slam of a different kind has seen two Brisbane nurses take on the world’s best tennis players high in the sky on a hospital rooftop.
Ash Barty & Pat Rafter with clinical nurse consultants from the Infection Prevention and Monitoring Service Trish Hurst and Michelle Doidge.

The pair met with David Rosengren, Executive Director of the RBWH, and had a surprise hit with Clinical nurse consultants from the Infection Prevention and Monitoring Service Trish Hurst and Michelle Doidge.

Barty, whose sister is a midwife and mum Josie also works in the medical field, came up with the initiative, and she and Rafter also toured the hospital, including the Emergency and Infections Unit, where the most Queensland Covid-19 cases have been treated. The pair also joined a video conference with other members of the medical team to express their thanks.

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