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December 2018

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Northern Hospital Epping patient Billie Gallagher with Victory stars Kosta Barbarouses and Lawrence Thomas.

Victory visit excites young Northern patients

Northern Health patients, staff and volunteers have received a special visit from Melbourne Victory FC players.

Goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas and forward Kosta Barbarouses surprised young patients in the children’s ward at Northern Hospital Epping.

Organised by long-time Northern Health foundation supporter, La Ionica, players stopped by excited patients’ rooms to offer words of support, hand out scarves, sign autographs and pose for photos.

Lawrence Thomas even sang a few songs.

‘These visits provide a welcome boost to our youngest patients,’ said children’s ward nurse unit manager Katrina Burke.

‘We really appreciate the players taking time out of their busy schedules to bring smiles to so many faces today at our hospital.’

Melbourne Victory players have made several visits to the hospital.