November 27, 2018

Volunteers, let’s party!

Christmas came early for our wonderful volunteers today at the Annual Volunteer Christmas Party, held at the Casa D’Abruzzo Club Epping.

The day was filled with music from DJ Con, delicious food, a lucky draw, dancing and even a surprise visit from Santa.

Northern Health has 350 volunteers who help to deliver our vision of providing trusted care for our community, with the oldest volunteer being 96.

Senior Coordinator Engagement, Henni Wade, was delighted to see everyone dancing and having fun, admiring how the Christmas party is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to come together.

“Sometimes, we don’t see all the people behind the scenes and all the work they do – this is a chance for us to thank them for all their help during the year,” she said.

The dedication of Northern Health’s incredible volunteers was displayed even today, on their day off.

“Even though they had a day off today, some of them still came in early to do their shift and then head to the party, simply because that is what they love. They just felt that they would let their ward down if they took a day off!” Henni said.

Executive Director Public Affairs and Foundation, Andrew Williamson acted as MC and Zoe Devenish, Site and Operations Director Broadmeadows Hospital, thanked the volunteers on behalf of the executive team and management.

Director Northern Health Foundation, Yvonne Amos said the volunteers are equally important and valued by our patients, their families and staff.

“I am astounded by the number of volunteers Northern Health has across its services and by the depth of their work. The volunteers are very much part of the caring community spirit that thrives here at Northern,” she said.