Feb 23
Volunteers thanked for their dedication and commitment to Dubbo base hospital

DubboBase Hospitalis treating its volunteers to a special afternoon tea in appreciation for their dedication and commitment to helping make life easier for patients and staff.

As part of Volunteer Appreciation Day, the Pink Ladies and the Dubbo Health Council will be honoured with an afternoon tea on Friday (24 February) at 2.30pm in the hospital Board Room.

“It is important to recognise the ongoing support provided by our volunteers,” said Dubbo Base Hospital Acting General Manager, Catherine Nowlan.

The Pink Ladies provide support to patients in numerous ways to make their hospital experience more comfortable.

“It can be changing flowers in a room, going to the kiosk for a patient who wants to buy something or washing a patient’s clothes.  These seemingly little things can make a big difference for patients,” said Ms Nowlan.

The Dubbo Health Council consists of volunteers drawn from the local and surrounding community and meets regularly to provide feedback to the hospital about the health needs of the community. “The Health Council plays an active role in health promotion activities and participates in planning and delivering improved services,” said Ms Nowlan.

“They are extremely active in the Dubbo Hospital redevelopment, including being involved in the working group driving changes for a re-developed maternity service.”

“The Health Council volunteers play an important role within the health service in relation to planning, developing and improving the quality of health services we deliver. Their contribution is very much appreciated,” said Ms Nowlan.

“The service provided by all our volunteers is highly regarded and much appreciated. It can make a significant difference to the patient’s experience and the afternoon tea is our small way of saying thank you,” she said.

 

 

MEDIA OPPORTUNITY

Media are invited to cover the afternoon tea for our volunteers.

Please go to the Hospital Board Room at 2.30pm on Friday, 24 February and ask for A/General Manager, Catherine Nowlan.