Vital health checks for volunteers

Blacktown Hospital volunteers Jag Singh and Mohammad Rahman.

As part of Volunteer Week, Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospital volunteers were encouraged to take time out to think about themselves and have their own health checks by a healthcare professional.

The volunteers had health examinations and completed a questionnaire before a trained health professional provided feedback and advice.

Some volunteers also signed up for a six week phone consult and support program.

Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals voluntary services manager Janice Low said many of our volunteers dedicate most of their time helping and considering others on a daily basis.

“It was reassuring to see most of our volunteers take up these medical checks and receive the confirmation and peace of mind that they are healthy,” Ms Low said.

Mount Druitt hospitals courtesy desk and auxiliary volunteer Beryl Gardiner has worked at the hospital since 1993 and has help raise thousands of dollars for medical equipment.

“I’ve lived and raised my children in the Mount Druitt area for most of my life … my family and friends live here and we are a small community who support each other, Mrs Gardiner said.

“I enjoy volunteering at the hospital, helping people find their way around and coming up with new ideas on how to raise money for new equipment.”

Beryl was presented with a jar of jelly beans for “bean” so sweet!

If you are interested in volunteering at Blacktown or Mount Druitt hospitals and meet the selected criteria, contact Janice Low on 0439 920 337.