Happsy Xmas for health care staff

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Dunsborough potter Myles Happ at work in his Caves Road studio.
Camera IconDunsborough potter Myles Happ at work in his Caves Road studio. Credit: Unknown

Australia’s biggest private hospital operator Ramsay Health Care has got into the spirit of Christmas and commissioned Capes business Happs Pottery to create gifts for staff.

Happs Pottery has crafted more than 14,000 items of pottery and owner Myles Happ said Ramsay’s festive order had enabled him to recruit nine staff and buy extra equipment.

“Ramsay approached me during a testing time when my business had transitioned from its standard monthly turnover to nothing because of the tough pandemic restrictions,” he said. “I have been working towards this level of manufacturing for a long time, but I never had the catalyst to get it up and running.”

Ramsay Health Care operations executive manager western region Kevin Cass-Ryall said commissioning a small business would have a positive effect within the community.

He said it was important to support a local business during the economic downturn and to thank staff on the COVID-19 front-line.

“Our staff were recognised as heroes in WA, and commissioning a local business like Happs Pottery to create our staff Christmas gifts is just one way we’re giving back,” he said.

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