Celebrating our wonderful Volunteers
The annual volunteer awards officially recognise members of the community that have provided volunteer services to Djerriwarrh Health Services for milestone periods of time ranging from 10 – 55 years.
There are 11 main volunteer areas within Djerriwarrh Health Services which include; Hospital Auxiliary, Aboriginal Community Groups, Consumer Representatives, Friendly Visiting, Hospital Kiosk, Consumer Transport, Meals on Wheels, Melton Health, Grant Lodge, The family violence prevention program/ women’s program and Palliative Care.
Djerriwarrh Health Services currently has 237 volunteers in active service.
Djerriwarrh Health Services chief executive, Andrew Freeman said officially recognising and acknowledging volunteers that have provided Djerriwarrh with a decade or more of dedicated service was extremely important.
“Djerriwarrh Health Services is extremely appreciative of the contribution our volunteers make on a daily basis. Each and every volunteer makes a real and valued contribution to our health service, our local community and our patients. The work our volunteers carry out is critical to the success and vitality of Djerriwarrh Health Services and I want to thank all our volunteers for their hard work year after year,” Mr Freeman said.
“I congratulate all 10 award winners honoured today and pay special tribute to Pamela Broad and Heather Linsdell of the Ladies Auxiliary on an extraordinary 55 years of continuous and dedicated service to our health service.”
Celebrating 55 years of service
From left to right: Pamela Broad, Andrew Freeman & Heather Linsdell