New leadership in Taree

  • by Kate Bowman
  • May 1, 2023

A new leader of palliative care volunteers has been appointed in Hunter New England’s Lower Mid North Coast sector.

Based in Taree, Rosie Sadler has taken on the role of Palliative Care Volunteer Coordinator which was previously held by the long-serving Karen Rudge.

Rosie began in March after coming from a background administering safety and quality programs in clinical settings and with strengths in building consumer partnerships. She has been a part of the Taree community for 30 or so years and alongside her career she has been kept very busy raising four active boys.

Speaking with Rosie she told me she is being inspired by going to see people involved with palliative care and just having a chat with them.

“It really has hit me how appreciative patients are that there are volunteers to help them out and its great there are volunteers who are selfless enough to go and volunteer,

“At first I was nervous about introducing patients and volunteers but I’ve done a few of those now and the volunteers have been almost nurturing and guided me though it.

“They are all so supportive and welcoming, I’ve been extremely lucky,” she says.

Rosie has plans to grow the service and is thinking of ways to enact changes that will enable that.

Welcome Rosie, to the NSW Network of Managers of Palliative Care Volunteers.


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