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Meet our newest palliative care volunteers

  • Volunteers
  • Palliative care
Thursday, 09 Jun 2022

Congratulations to our newest palliative care volunteers, following the completion of their training.

South West Healthcare proudly provides a range of volunteer support services to patients and families by over 100 specially trained palliative care volunteers.

Volunteers can offer up to approximately 3 hours of support per week to patients on an individual basis. The support offered can be physical, social or emotional, including assisting patients to create their own story “My life, my memories”. Each volunteer placement is tailored to suit the needs of the patient/or carer.
Volunteers assist in the Warrnambool Palliative Care Inpatient Unit each weekday. They can assist patients with their morning or evening meal, sit with a patient in a caring and compassionate way, offer gentle relaxation massage for feet and hands to patients, offer assistance to family and to listen compassionately to a patient /or family if the need arises.

More information on volunteering opportunities at our hospital, visit our careers page.

Page last updated: 20 June 2022

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