‘You make our patients feel seen and valued’: Blacktown Hospital holds ceremony for volunteers

Blacktown Hospital has celebrated National Volunteer Week with a ceremony to acknowledge the commitment and passion of those who give their time to assist the patients and families of western Sydney.

Special milestones were also acknowledged, with a particular mention for:

  • 5 years – Chris Tracey & Dr Lissa Buenaventura
  • 5 years – Betty Zonca
  • 10 years – Kirin Singh  
  • 20 years – Anita Kenny
  • 25 years – Barbara Ritchie

“We profusely thank you for the amazing job you do each day and the service you give to our patients,” Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital Chief Medical Advisor Dr Lissa Buenaventura said.

“The support you provide and the way you make our patients feel seen and valued is so special.

“You do that in a way when we an executive and clinically and nursing staff cannot be there to do that. But you do that tirelessly every day. And I cannot thank you enough.

“From the Pink Ladies Way-finders to the Ward volunteers, palliative care volunteers, spiritual care volunteers and administrative volunteers – we say thank you.”