Hard-working vollies thanked with early Christmas spread

Blacktown Hospital volunteers enjoy their Christmas lunch.

Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals’ volunteers were treated to an early Christmas celebration at Rooty Hill RSL.

Ham, turkey, mince pies and other Christmas dishes were served to our selfless troupes.

Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals’ voluntary services manager Janice Low said more than 160 volunteers put on their best attire and took the afternoon off to enjoy the pre-Christmas lunch.

“The volunteers love their annual Christmas party and gathering to catch-up with their friends and colleagues,” Mrs Low said.

“It’s a small token of our appreciation for their hard work, dedication and commitment for the past year.”

In 2018, the volunteers donated more than 40,000 of unpaid hours to help our patients, community and staff.

Mount Druitt Hospital patient transport volunteers gather for pre-Christmas lunch.Hospita

“The Mount Druitt Hospital transport volunteers for example have driven 495 clients to and from their medical appointments, while the patient connect volunteers have navigated more than 400 new patients or visitors with ward information.

“I wish all of them a safe and happy Christmas and look forward to seeing them return in 2019.”

If you’re interested in volunteering at Blacktown or Mount Druitt hospitals, please contact Janice.Low@health.nsw.gov.au