Community giving back at Mona Vale Hospital Yvonne Parsons has been a member of the Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary for the last 13 years and has been a volunteer at Mona Vale Hospital for most of that time.
performance and works with the hospital executive to promote effective community consultation and partnership.” Mona Vale Hospital General Manager Mathivanan Sakthivel said there are a range of activities volunteers can do to enhance patient and consumer care. “The activities could range from being a companion to help with activities such as taking around the tea and snacks trolley, playing bingo or watching movies with patients,” he said. “Community members giving their time to enhance consumer experience at the hospital makes a difference to the care we provide. “As a volunteer there is great opportunity to gain some new skills, experience and be linked with the community.” To find out more about how you can be part of the auxiliary or volunteer at Mona Vale Hospital please contact NSLHD- MVHVolunteer@health.nsw.gov.au.
“The hospital provides a valuable service to the community,” Yvonne, who is the Honorary President of the auxiliary, said. “Volunteering is a way of giving back and helping the hospital help the community.” Since 2017 the Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary has gifted close to $2 million to the hospital to fund equipment that enhances care to the patients. The auxiliary run local stalls at Pittwater Place and Bunnings Belrose to raise funds. “We have a dedicated team but are always ready to welcome new members,” Yvonne said. “Volunteers can also become members of the consumer participation committee that provides advice on hospital planning and
Volunteers from the Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary at the 2022 AGM
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