KIND words and gestures will go a long way to keep the morale of doctors, nurses and healthcare workers high as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
Bendigo Health board chair Bob Cameron said it was important to support people in the health and hospital systems.
"As things ramp up and become harder and harder, we have to work harder and harder to encourage people," he said.
"Everyone who works in the health and hospital system is facing a long haul in the coming weeks and months as the coronavirus pandemic steps up.
"So if know someone who works in the health sector please give them encouragement, and offer to assist them, even small ways, to make their lives easier because their working lives will be getting harder as they strive, as ever, to make the lives of the others better."
Mr Cameron said even a quick phone call or call of thanks across the street would help people.
"Not only in Bendigo Health but the whole sector," he said. "These people don't do their work for the thanks so when people make small gestures, it lifts everybody and keeps morale high."
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