07.10.2014 09:55 Age: 5 yrs

Volunteers wanted for Busselton Health Campus Meet and Greet Program

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to volunteer at a busy hospital?  Well here’s your chance to find out!

Busselton Health Campus is developing a new volunteer model and the hospital would like to hear from people prepared to become ‘Meet and Greet’ volunteers to help patients find their way around the new health campus. 

Acting District Manager Nik Booker said the hospital was already fortunate to have a fantastic team of volunteers helping out in a variety of different ways and the meet and greet service would be a welcome addition.

“There has already been interest in the opportunity to volunteer at the new hospital in different ways.  The hospital is currently supported by Busselton Hospice Inc and the Hospital Auxiliary volunteers,” Nik said.

“We would love to hear from people who are fit, cheerful and willing to escort patients and visitors around the new health campus for up to three hours a day.

“They also need to be prepared to meet and greet visitors as they enter the campus and offer assistance as well as handing out maps and promotional material.

“The volunteers will be required to escort visitors to wards and to clinics and to assist patients in wheelchairs when necessary.”

The volunteers will be provided with uniforms to make them easily recognisable and will be located in the hospital’s main foyer.

A similar system was introduced at Albany Health Campus and has been used successfully in other hospitals throughout the country to encourage community participation in the health service and to improve services to patients.

People interested in becoming a volunteer should come along to an information session from 1pm-3pm on Wednesday 15th October at the Kent Street Family Centre, or contact Judy Waterman on 9751 1642.


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