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Friday, June 26 2020 - 11:31
Accor Pacific Thank Healthcare Heroes
SYDNEY, June 26, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

St Vincent's Hospital Sydney healthcare workers are surprised with a 
well-deserved break 

The largest hotel operator in the Pacific, Accor, has given a heartfelt show of 
appreciation to over 2,000 healthcare heroes in Australia for providing care 
and compassion to patients in our communities.

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At a time when the hospitality industry has been devastated by the impact of 
Covid-19, Accor today surprised 2,000 healthcare workers at St Vincent's 
Hospital Sydney with a luxury break.

The Healthcare Heroes (which encompasses all workers at the hospital from 
doctors and nurses to cleaners and administration), were astonished to be told 
live on air by Sam Mac from Australia's #1 morning show, Channel 7's Sunrise, 
that they will have the opportunity to spend the night in one of Accor's 360 
hotels of their choice.

Not stopping there, Accor also awarded a major prize to one incredibly special 
Healthcare Hero - Amy Matthew – an Operational Nurse Unit Manager at St 
Vincent's Hospital Sydney. The prize package includes a seven-night family 
escape for four people to any Australian destination including flights, 
accommodation and an Accor Plus membership. Amy was nominated by Ashley 
Richardson for the instrumental role she played in the hospital's covid-19 
response and her unwavering dedication to making a positive impact in the 

These announcements were the conclusion of a two-week activation by Accor to 
thank and applaud the work, care and commitment that healthcare heroes give to 
our communities. The campaign also saw an additional 100 healthcare heroes from 
across Australia recognised with an overnight stay and an Accor Plus 
membership, which brings additional exclusive food and beverage benefits.

Accor Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, said: "We are immensely 
grateful for the care shown by healthcare workers. They are the true soldiers 
on the frontline and, day after day, they dedicate their lives to caring for 

"We wanted to recognise the important work they do in an authentic way, so we 
built this initiative, which is centred around sharing and acknowledging their 
stories, contributions and triumphs.

"Our industry acknowledges the important role healthcare professionals play, 
and their contribution and support is critical to us as we move through this 
health and economic crisis.

"While we lead the way in tourism, we will never forget our healthcare workers. 
Now it is time to let our hotel teams look after them."

St Vincent's Hospital Sydney CEO A/Prof Anthony Schembri AM, said: "We are 
surprised and delighted that our hard-working teams have been recognised this 
way by Accor. Every day I am inspired by the courage, effort, talent and 
kindness I see from our teams, I couldn't be more proud to see them enjoy a 
well-deserved break in a luxury hotel."

Accor also offers exclusive rates for all healthcare workers, firefighters, and 
emergency service workers and volunteers in need of a break.

SOURCE: Accor Pacific

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   Caption: Amy Matthew Healthcare Hero