"After consulting healthcare professionals online, the most common request for support was for a cup of coffee, [/I"]Ms Smith said.
According to The ABC the founder of the Wollongong initiative, Sally O'Brien also wanted to find a way to support healthcare workers in the frontline fight against coronavirus.
"[I]Our healthcare workers are the frontline in this global pandemic, and having this support from their own community has brought tears to more than a few." Ms O'Brien said.
The appreciation page allows people to pay for a coffee for hospital staff in various locations. You can now buy a coffee for a health worker in major centres including Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Queensland, Sydney, Western NSW (Orange, Dubbo and Bathurst) Tasmania and Wollongong. The movement has extended to New Zealand.
Each campaign teams up with a cafe near a hospital to provide a convenient place for a cuppa for healthcare workers.