There is something special about people who freely give up their time to help others.
We have a band of volunteers who support patients, their families and hospital staff.
There are volunteer drivers who transport patients unable to access public transport or drive themselves to an appointment at the hospital. On average our drivers transport more than 30 patients a week.
General volunteers provide valuable support throughout the hospital. They're friendly faces offering books and magazines to patients, handing out meals to people undergoing chemotherapy or dialysis and supporting family members sitting with a patient in the Emergency Department. There are even volunteers who help maintain some of our equipment, like wheelchairs.
Some of our volunteers are retirees while others have a close connection to the hospital or just a desire to reach out to people in need.
Our volunteers contribute many skills and so much expertise to our service.
We're striving to provide a quality health service to the region and we're proud our community is part of that journey.
If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer, phone the Community Engagement team on 5173 8577 or 5173 8589.