15th August 2016
Today Australia acknowledges Victory in the Pacific Day, commemorating 71 years since the end of the Second World War.
Nearly one million Australians served in WWII and more than 30,000 became prisoners of war. Almost 40,000 lost their lives and many more were wounded.
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said Australians should pause and reflect on the end of the Second World War and the service of our military personnel.
“On Victory in the Pacific Day we remember those who served in defence of our nation. We honour them and pay our respects to the thousands of families who lost a loved one,” Mr Tehan said.
“The war led to significant social change and Australians greeted the coming of peace with a new confidence about their place in the world.
“During the Centenary of Anzac we acknowledge those who have served in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations over the past century. The acknowledgement of the end of the Second World War is an important part of our commemorative program.”
Minister Tehan’s Office: Byron Vale, 0428 262 894
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media: 02 6289 6203
“Jackie (Regal Nurse) gives you a feeling of security. She knows what she is doing, she lets you know when she is coming next time”
“The Regal Nurse would make sure I was dry – even between my toes.”
“The Occupational Therapist in the hospital defined all the in home care we had to have – one of the Nurses recommended Regal and said they provided 7 day care. I got in touch and we went from there”
“If I lost him (the Regal Nurse) I’d feel bereft. It’s almost like when you are a soldier, you have that mentality of a band of brothers”
“Herb (Regal Nurse) is very caring.”
“I could not fault the service. All the nurses were pleasant and very efficient. All the staff were very obliging and attentive”
“I found the nurses to be very helpful and caring”
“I am very happy with the treatment I have received from the Regal Community Nurses”
“In the environment in which you are delivering services to the community, the ideas of others I thought were enlightening and I felt that you showed a keen awareness to listen and learn.”
“Your staff were efficient, courteous and knowledgeable. This was a great service enabling me a limited stay in hospital. Grateful to use your service twice this year – I am so glad I only have two knees! Thank You”
“As the grand-daughter of a soldier who served In both World Wars I and II, I feel privileged to lead a home health service that cares for so many whose lives have been impacted by war”
“At all times Regal Health Services has displayed excellent interaction with the patients. We always find the staff display the highest professional integrity”
“Regal believes in quality and is prepared to be publicly scrutinized to attest to this quality in process and performance”
“I am a 91-year-old ex-serviceman and have been receiving help from Regal Health Services for some considerable time and I can’t speak highly enough of the health benefits I have received from them. My Nurse has helped me recover from numerous accidental falls on discharge from a hospital. Her happy disposition and general demeanor has a psychological healing effect in itself”
“I had three uncles who served in World War II who shared with me their many experiences of war and wisdom passed down through generations. I am grateful for the many sacrifices our war veterans have made that allow us our freedom today”
“Regal have been market leaders for 2 generations in promoting consumer empowerment and registered nurse led professional care in community health. Their commitment to measurable quality outcomes and sheared decision making promoting innovative models of care is outstanding. I can only wish them success as the real winners are the recipients of care in their homes.”
“We are forever grateful to Nicholas for locating our mother who would not have survived for many more hours in her situation. Nicholas called the ambulance and stayed with our mother until help arrived. Nicholas also stayed onsite to provide information and answer questions from the emergency personnel (Medical, Police, & Fire Department) & information to her family.”