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RQHR Celebrates National Volunteer Week

07-Apr-2016

From April 10-16, hospital volunteers are stepping into the spotlight as RQHR celebrates National Volunteer Week. This year’s theme is Volunteers are the Roots of Strong Communities.

 

The impact volunteers have on our hospitals is significant. Volunteers have been helping RQHR for over 45 years, and today our 1500 plus urban, rural and spiritual care volunteers make an incredible contribution to quality client care. Volunteers visit with clients to help provide comfort and assistance. They improve our clients’ experience by providing numerous services, nursing unit and departmental support. Volunteers give information, directions and assist in a variety of inpatient, outpatient, and home care programs.

The Regina General Hospital, Pasqua Hospital Auxiliary, and Wascana Rehabilitation Centre Volunteers Inc. members focus on raising money to purchase much-needed medical equipment and fund special programs.

“More than 65 per cent of our hospital volunteers are retirees,” says Jennifer Robinson, Coordinator, Volunteer Services. “For many people, retirement is a perfect time to contribute. Our volunteers come from all walks of life to create a team that is rich with diversity and skill.”

To show its appreciation to our volunteers, RQHR is hosting the annual RQHR Volunteer Services 2016 Luncheon and Awards Presentation.

The sentiment of gratitude and appreciation is in season year-round, but it’s especially nice to hear during National Volunteer Week.