New Community Palliative Care Volunteers Complete Induction Training
The third cohort of Community Palliative Care Volunteers has completed the 25 hour Induction Training Program with Far West Local Health District to prepare them for volunteering in the Broken Hill community.
Four new volunteers will join the existing Community Palliative Care volunteer team who support palliative care patients. The volunteer team has been doing this since 2018.
The volunteers graduated today and were presented a Certificate of Completion indicating they are ready to commence visits with palliative patients in the community.
Patients living at home who are receiving Specialist Palliative Care Services are eligible for Community Palliative Care Volunteer Services, said Janet Pearce, Palliative Care Volunteer Coordinator.
She said a volunteer and a patient are matched to ensure compassionate and person centred support for the patient and their carers to enhance their quality of life.
'The volunteers are all excellent listeners, warm, empathetic and compassionate people with a strong commitment to volunteering with palliative care services'.
Melissa Cumming, Program Director Cancer and Palliative Care Services in Far West LHD congratulated the dedicated team of volunteers on completion of their training.
'I wish to thank everyone for their dedication to the comprehensive volunteer training and wish them well in their future palliative care volunteer roles,' she said.
For more information about the Palliative Care Volunteer Service or if you are interested in volunteering with Palliative Care, please contact Janet Pearce, Community Palliative Care Volunteer Coordinator on 8080 1733 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org