Thursday, 2nd May, 2019
By Callum Marshall
A special morning tea celebrating the work of volunteers for the Far West Local Health District took place at the hospital yesterday.
It was part of NSW Health Volunteers Appreciation Day which acknowledges those who generously give their time, knowledge and experience to help health services across the state.
Volunteers recognised yesterday included those in Broken Hill Hospital’s Kiosk, Dementia/Delirium & Palliative Care, those who assist the staff at the Mental Health Inpatient Unit and Carers Groups, the Patient Family Support Staff and Telecross Red Cross, amongst others.
BH Health Service General Manager Ken Barnett said the morning tea was one small way of recognising and thanking everyone.
“The work they do can often go unnoticed by the general public but we know what an enormous contribution they make and this is one small way we can say a heartfelt thank you,” Mr Barnett said.
Mayor Darriea Turley attended the morning tea and said the hospital was lucky to have so many volunteers who did such a great job.
“Today’s the day that we celebrate and thank our volunteers for all they do for the health service,” said Mayor Turley. “We’re very blessed and lucky that we have so many.
“In Broken Hill there’s over 80 volunteers, which is quite significant, and you can’t put a value on them either because they contribute so much.
Mayor Turley said the hospital was always on the lookout for more volunteers.
“If anybody’s interested, this is also a day that we say, ‘put your hand up and come and join us,’” she said.
“If you’ve got a particular skill and you’d like to participate in any way we can certainly find a spot for you.”
If you are interested in volunteering with Far West Local Health District call Darriea Turley on 8080 1511.