Kokoda Day 2020

November 3rd  is ‘Kokoda Day’, a day to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the Papua New Guinea wartime carriers. Today the team at Vital Home Health Services participated in a commemoration event and were taking temperature checks for all attendees ensuring all COVID safety measures were taken.

Our team supported in setting up and assisting the organisers to make sure the event was COVID SAFE.

Some images of the team from the event

Learn more about Kokoda Day

The Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway is a community project spearheaded by Concord Repatriation General Hospital, involving the City of Canada Bay, Concord Rotary, the Returned and Services League of Australia.

The plans, launched in 1994 under the Australia Remembers Program, envisaged a Memorial Walkway to be constructed along Brays Bay, running alongside Concord Road from Brays Bay Reserve towards Hospital Road, providing a link from Rhodes station to the  Hospital.

Access to the walkway is via Hospital Road, Concord or Bray Bay Reserve.

The objectives of the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway:

To provide a living memorial to all veterans who served in world war II with a particular focus on the South West Pacific area;

  • To provide an educational experience relating to this significant part of our heritage for current and future generations.
  • To improve access to the Hospital for patients, visitors, and staff who travel by train to Rhodes station;
  • To provide facilities for healthy lifestyle programs and;
  • Act as a tourist attraction for visitors to the region