Young Scarlett wins Dockers Bravery Award

A man and woman in Fremantle Dockers shirt stand beside a small girl holding ceritificate
Fremantle Dockers Player Luke Ryan, four-year-old Scarlett Wood and Fremantle Dockers Women's Team Player Kellie Gibson
August 11, 2017

Four-year-old Scarlett Wood, who was treated at Rockingham General Hospital’s (RGH) Paediatric Ward earlier this year, has been recognised for her courage and resilience by the Fremantle Dockers.

Scarlett was admitted to RGH in March spending a total of 19 days in hospital with a persistent infection requiring IV antibiotics and a trip to Princess Margaret Hospital for more testing.

Nurse Unit Manager Vicki Filby said Scarlett has endured a lot this year but managed to stay in high spirits.

“She always kept a smile on her face and remained cheerful even though she was very sick,” Vicki said.

Brave little Scarlett is now at home and recovering well.

Scarlett was one of ten young patients recognised at the Annual AJ Diamond Club Bravery Awards, which acknowledges children from Rockingham and Fiona Stanley hospitals for their courage, spirit and endurance shown during their stay.

On awards day, Fremantle Docker’s newest recruits presented the winners with a medallion and gifts. The kids then enjoyed some time out with the players in the Cockburn ARC swimming pool.