Apr 09
Health District gives communities opportunity to nominate outstanding volunteers

​Local communities will get to have their say in nominating local volunteers in this year's local health awards.

The 'Volunteer of the Year' will be awarded as part of the Local Health District's ongoing commitment to quality and safety improvement.

Local Health District Chief Executive, Scott McLachlan said this is a great opportunity for local communities to get involved in their local health service.

“Volunteers play an integral role in delivering health services to our local communities," Scott said.

“We have more than 400 volunteers across our 39 health facilities that help out in a range of activities from gardening to running exercise classes and assisting in kiosks and hospital auxiliaries."

“We want to give local communities the opportunity to nominate local volunteer heroes that do an outstanding job in their local hospital."

The Living Quality & Safety Health and Innovation Awards will celebrate and acknowledge the innovation and passion of our District's commitment to 'healthy people, thriving communities'.

Last year the Local Health District received a record number of submissions for the Awards and the inaugural Symposium attracted around 200 delegates from across the Local Health District.

To nominate a local volunteer from your local health facility, please contact your local health facility. A list of local health facilities can be found on the Health District website.

The Health District is always looking for new volunteers, so if you've ever thought about volunteering, please talk to your local hospital.

For more information about volunteering with Western NSW Local Health District, please visit https://wnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/join-us/engage-with-us/community-engagement

Applications for Volunteer of the Year nominations close on 19 April 2018.