Miller Street Mural

Published on: May 2022

Record: HANSARD-1323879322-125213

Miller Street Mural

Ms FELICITY WILSON (North Shore) (15:54:46):

Many in my local community would have seen the brilliant, magenta-hued painting of McGrath breast care nurse Joylene Fletcher and her 26-year-old patient Emily Quinlan, which was unveiled recently on Miller Street in North Sydney. Painted by artist Sarah McCloskey, the touching mural was revealed on International Nurses Day to honour the 185 breast care nurses who are currently caring for Australian families who have been impacted by breast cancer. The mural also recognises the 20,000 Australians who are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. The McGrath Foundation's mission is to ensure that no-one goes through breast cancer without the care of a breast care nurse. Through the work of the foundation, 90 per cent of women in Australia live within 75 kilometres of a McGrath breast care nurse. I also acknowledge the many nurses who live and work in my local community, particularly all the nurses who were on the front lines in our fight against COVID for the past two years. I encourage people to go out and see the mural, which is on the wall of the Library Cafe at 240 Miller Street. I congratulate Sarah McCloskey on her special artwork as well as all the local McGrath breast care nurses, particularly at the Mater Hospital.

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