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.
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.