Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has congratulated Norwest Company ResMed Australia and its workforce for its response to the COVID-19 Crisis.
The minister was with Federal member for Mitchell Alex Hawke during his recent visit.
ResMed supplied 7000 ventilators to the Australian Mr Hunt said: “We never had the containment outbreak, which other countries have had, but we were ready and we were prepared.”
“I want to acknowledge the work of ResMed, the innovation, the workforce, a multinational, multi-skilled, but singular purpose workforce, which is saving lives and protecting lives.
They worked round the clock at the moment Australians most needed it, and now they’re working around the clock, protecting lives and saving lives around the world.”
Mr Hawke said: “I really want to say a big thank you to every one of the 1500 workers that is here at this ResMed plant.
“We thank them for adapting and dealing with some of the most difficult circumstances in 100 years on this campus here in Western Sydney.
“The workforce came together; they worked overnight; they worked long hours; they adapted; they changed; they came together and they produced lots of ventilators – not just to help Australia, but to help Australians help others in the world. So, thank you to every one of the workers that have done their job here at ResMed, this great Australian start-up company that’s gone global today.