Palliative Care Service seeks volunteers in Broken Hill
The Far West Local Health District Palliative Care service is seeking applications for volunteers to join the Palliative Care Volunteer Service based in Broken Hill.
Janet Pearce Palliative Care Volunteer Coordinator, is keen to hear from people interested in volunteering three hours weekly, and who would like to provide companionship and support to patients in hospital.
In the hospital setting, ‘Dementia / Delirium and Palliative Care Volunteers’ visit patients who live with dementia, have a diagnosed delirium, and/or palliative patients who have a life limiting illness. Volunteers may also provide companionship, support and diversional activities for short and long term in-patients. COVID safe practices apply.
As it is important to have the most suitable people volunteering in the palliative care setting, there is an application and recruitment process. Selection involves an interview, health assessment and police checks followed by Mandatory Training and mentorship prior to placement with a patient in hospital.
If you believe you have good communication skills (specifically excellent listening skills), are warm, empathetic and compassionate and have a desire to volunteer with palliative care services, please contact Janet Pearce, Community Palliative Care Volunteer Coordinator on 0428 913 303 or by email at email@example.com