Patient gives back to beloved Westmead ward

21 Sep 2015

A regular visitor to Westmead Hospital’s Immunology Ambulatory Care ward has given back to the staff who tended to him, donating more than $8500 worth of much-needed equipment.

Mark Kunach, an outpatient and the chairman of the Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) Association of NSW, handed over the generous donation on Monday, September 21.

Mr Kunach, from Westmead, was diagnosed with multifocal motor neuropathy several years ago.

After visiting the ward for monthly infusions, he quickly became inspired to improve the treatment and conditions of other patients.

He decided to donate funds for staff to purchase two new vital machines, a dressing trolley and two saddle seats.

The equipment is already proving very handy on the ward.

Thanks Mark – we really appreciate it!


Nurse Paula Cook, GBS Association’s Ken Brooke, out-patient Mark Kunach, nurse Kylie Charlie, Westmead Foundation’s Melinda Ledwith and nurse Marjorie Bennett.