August 16, 2018

Our Wonderful Volunteers

Northern Health currently has 345 active volunteers across the sites performing a variety of roles, including behind the scenes administrative support, fundraising initiatives and bringing comfort through patient visiting.

This week we held annual volunteer forums to acknowledge their contribution, discuss roles and responsibilities and provide mandatory training.

The forums were held at Northern Hospital, Broadmeadows Hospital and Northern Health Bundoora.

“Our volunteers make a real difference to the experience of patients and visitors during their time with us,” said Andrew Williamson, Executive Director Public Affairs and Foundation.

“They have a profound impact on the lives of so many people, right from the moment they arrive at our facilities.”

On behalf of the Executive, he acknowledged volunteers valuable contribution – whether they have face-to-face roles or work behind the scenes supporting our staff.

Our volunteer program also includes a Commonwealth funded Community Visitor Scheme where we coordinate volunteers to visit recipients in Government funded Aged Care Services who are socially isolated and whose quality of life is improved by friendship and companionship.

Led by Henni Wade, Christine McGowan and Peter Fryer, Northern Health volunteers contributed an astonishing 41,287 hours of support towards our services over the past twelve months.

Volunteers at Broadmeadows Hospital