Hockeyroos surprise Fiona Stanley Hospital patients during Australia Day barbecue

Fiona Stanley patient David McGuire meets Hockeyroos players Rachael Lynch, Kristina Bates, Beck Greiner, Lily Brazel and Sophie Taylor. Picture: Jon Hewson
Fiona Stanley patient David McGuire meets Hockeyroos players Rachael Lynch, Kristina Bates, Beck Greiner, Lily Brazel and Sophie Taylor. Picture: Jon Hewson

PATIENTS at Fiona Stanley Hospital’s State Rehabilitation Service were given a surprise today when a group of Hockeyroos players turned up to their barbecue.

Hockeyroos goalkeeper and nurse Rachael Lynch organised seven of her teammates to attend the Australia Day celebration and meet with staff and patients.

“We often have events here and I thought it would be a unique experience for the patients,” she said.

“It’s also a good experience for the girls, they get a different perspective plus a few of them are studying in the health industry.

“The group that came along were quite young and new to the team.”

Patient David McGuire, who experienced a stroke about 16 weeks ago, said it was fantastic to meet hockey players who had represented Australia.