Mt Druitt Palliative Care unit morning tea
- by Kate Bowman
- May 19, 2022
A morning tea was held ta Mount Druitt Supportive and Palliative Care Unit to celebrate National Volunteer Week for the volunteers of the Western Sydney Palliative Care Volunteer Service.
Each volunteer received a goodie bag, as well as those volunteer who have been with the service for 5 years receiving a 5 year pin and Length of Service certificate.
The service which was established 6 years ago has been able to maintain its provision of compassionate care to palliative patients across Western Sydney during Covid by being flexible and adaptable. Volunteers continued to phone patients at home and keep in contact through the Facebook page and Zoom.
Now the volunteers are back at Mount Druitt, Blacktown Cancer Care and Westmead Medical Oncology, and with the induction of 10 new voluteers in April, more support will be available for the patients and their families.
Messages of thanks were written by staff, carers and patients on hand made origami hearts and displayed in the Unit through out the week.
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