Thanking dedicated volunteers
DEDICATED Red Cross volunteers have clocked up an astounding 3366 hours this year, while helping 22,351 patients and visitors at Bundaberg Hospital.
These 36 hard-working volunteers are an example of the people who will be thanked at this Saturday’s International Volunteers’ Day.
Red Cross convenor Edith Snaith said the tireless efforts of the women and men volunteering were appreciated.
“Red Cross volunteers carry out a variety of roles at the hospital, ranging from staffing the ‘meet and greet’ desk to helping people with directions to running the patient library service, emergency accommodation and flower service,” Mrs Snaith said.
Northern cluster Sunshine Coast-Wide Bay Health Service district manager Beth Norton also paid tribute to the band of volunteers who played a valuable role in the hospital.
“To have such dedicated volunteers who show up religiously helps all hospital staff as well as the patients and their visitors is amazing. They really have to be congratulated and acknowledged as a valuable part of the hospital community,” Ms Norton said.
Anyone interested in learning more about volunteering with the Red Cross should telephone the Red Cross Rooms on 4151 3096, or drop in to the rooms on the ground floor of the Wide Bay Australia Building.