A special thank you from Health Service to its volunteers

Far West Local Health District is recognising the contribution by the many volunteers to the health services across the district as part of NSW Health Volunteers Appreciation Day.

NSW Health greatly values the relationship fostered with volunteers who generously give their time, knowledge and life experiences to support our health services.

Celebrations across the Far West Local Health District:

Broken Hill: A special morning tea to be held at the Broken Hill Hospital on Friday 16 March from 10.30am.

Broken Hill Health Service Acting General Manager, Ms Patricia Holtze, said: “The special morning tea is a small but heartfelt gesture of appreciation for the volunteers and everything they do for the health service”.

“All of our volunteers make an enormous contribution in their respective areas and in a variety of ways to the organisation and the wider community. They bring a positive influence to the lives of our patients, their families, carers and our staff, and we are extremely appreciative of the difference they make to our health service,” said Ms Holtze.

BH Health Service volunteers include the Hospital Kiosk volunteers, those who assist the staff at the Mental Health Inpatient Unit and Carers Groups, the Artist in Residence, the Dementia/Delirium & Palliative Care volunteers, the Aqua and Tai Chi Leaders, the Patient Family Support Staff volunteers, our co-located volunteers from Telecross Red Cross, Broken Hill Women’s Auxiliary RFDS Hospital visitor Mrs Pam Lord and local club volunteers from the Working Men’s club who visit fellow club members who are patients in the hospital. The morning tea also includes the Broken Hill Health Council who play a valuable role in consumer participation and engagement.

Mary Leehane, FWLHD Volunteer Manager said: “Many of our volunteers tell me how much they enjoy volunteering and the immense satisfaction they get from their contribution to our health service. This is one of my favourite celebrations for our volunteers as the staff prepare much of the morning tea and serve the volunteers, demonstrating their appreciation of our volunteers and it’s always a happy and fun morning, said Mary.

Other events are planned across the District, including:

Balranald: A morning tea to be held, hosted by the Health Service Manager, at the Balranald Multi-Purpose Service on Wednesday, 21 March at 10am.

Dareton/Wentworth joint celebration: A morning tea to be held, hosted by Health Service Managers of Dareton Primary Care and Community Health Service and Wentworth Health Service, at Wentworth Health Service on Thursday, 22 March at 10am.

Ivanhoe: A morning tea to be held, hosted by Health Service Manager, at the Ivanhoe Health Service on: Tuesday, 13 March.

Tibooburra: An enjoyable afternoon Tea was held, hosted by Health Service Manager, at the Tibooburra Health Service on Monday, 5 March.

White Cliffs: A morning tea to be held, hosted by Senior Nurse, at the White Cliffs Health Service on: Monday, 19 March.

Wilcannia: A morning tea to be held, hosted by Health Service Manager, at the Wilcannia Health Service on Thursday, 15 March.

If you are interested in volunteering with Far West Local Health District please contact Mary Leehane on 08 8080 1256.

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