Palliative care volunteers

NSW Government

Congratulations to our new cohort of Community Palliative Care Volunteers who have completed the 25 hour Induction Training Program with the LHD and are now ready to volunteer in the Dareton community.

FWLHD - Palliative care volunteers

Our latest Palliative Care Volunteers (from left) Robyn Phillips, Ann Laver, Margi Christie and Palliative Care Volunteer Coordinator Janeen Norris.

Three new volunteers join the existing Community Palliative Care volunteer team who support palliative care patients. The volunteer team has been doing this since 2019.

The volunteers graduated recently 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. A volunteer and a patient are matched to ensure compassionate and person-centered support for the patient and their carers to enhance their quality of life.

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.

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