Volunteers needed for St Stephen's Hospital Hervey Bay


St Stephen's Hospital is looking for members of the community who would be interested in volunteering at their new inpatient facility at Hervey Bay. 

Over the years, volunteers have played an important role as part of the St Stephen’s team as they support staff to provide high quality care patients and their families. 

The hospital, which will open its new 96 bed inpatient facility in Hervey Bay in October, is seeking members of the community who may in interested in volunteering in a variety of roles. 

Deb Boyd, General Manager, St Stephen’s Hospital, said our volunteers play a vital role in helping staff care for patients.  “We currently have volunteers who assist our staff in our wards, theatres and administration areas. These volunteers play a key role in ensuring our patient’s journey is an enjoyable one,” she said. 

Muriel Wroe has volunteered with the hospital for the past six years and enjoys the opportunity to give back to her community. “I currently drive the Family Transport vehicle from Hervey Bay to Maryborough. We are known as GEMS, which stands for Giving Emotional and Meaningful Support,” she said. 

“While in Maryborough, I help staff in the ward and reception areas. I complete a variety of tasks, which assists staff caring for patients. I am looking forward to the transition to Hervey Bay and the new opportunities there will be to work with the team,” she added. 

Mrs Boyd encouraged community members to join the team. “We are enormously grateful to our volunteers who give their skills, time, expertise and life experience to help our hospital deliver exceptional patient care and service to our community,” she said. 

“If you would like to meet new people, try something new and get involved in an extremely worthwhile cause, we’d be thrilled to hear from you.” 

If you are interested in volunteering at St Stephen's Hospital, please come to our Volunteer Information Day. The session is being held at the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre on the 8 August 2014 commencing at 10am. You can RSVP by contacting the hospital reception on 07 4123 8555.

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