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Sydney Markets’ fresh fruit gift to doctors battling coronavirus

By July 4, 2020 13 Comments
Produce suppliers at Sydney Markets is making sure the emergency staff at St Vincent’s Hospital get their apple a day during the coronavirus crisis.
MD Providores used to supply hundreds of restaurants, but enforced coronavirus closures have seen them branch out.
Producers at Sydney Markets are providing fresh fruit to emergency department staff.(9News)
“We’ve been able to help communities, we’ve been able to keep our staff employed, so we’re pulling a positive out of a negative,” MD Providores’ Mouhamad Dib told 9News.
But their last delivery of the day is probably their most important, as they help Sydney Markets supply fresh fruit to the emergency team at St Vincent’s Hospital.
“They reached out to us, and we thought it was a great idea,” Sydney Markets CEO Brad Latham said.
Doctors and nurses get their daily helping of fresh fruit.(9News)
For the next six weeks at least, a ute will be pulling into the ED driveway on a regular basis, loaded with fresh Aussie fruit.
“It just feels like all the hard work that everybody’s been doing for the last couple of months to prepare, is actually appreciated,” emergency registrar Dr Adam White said.
Nurse unit manager Niki Mastello said she had never felt so proud to be a nurse, or to work at St Vincent’s, as she did now.
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