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Westmead Hospital welcomes first Palliative Care Volunteers

Palliative and Supportive Care patients at Westmead Hospital will now benefit, for the first time, from involvement by Palliative Care Volunteers.

Kylie Clark, Palliative Care Volunteer Manager for Western Sydney, says that volunteers have been warmly welcomed by nursing and medical staff since commencing in October.

The volunteers are located on the recently refurbished ward at Westmead Hospital.

The 25-bed unit has single and double rooms, with a greater proportion of single rooms and has been designed to cater to the needs of both short-stay medical oncology patients and extended care patients. There is also a family quiet room and individual built-in patient entertainment systems.

The commencement of the Westmead group coincides with plans to celebrate the first anniversary of the commencement of Palliative Care Volunteers for Western Sydney LHD, at Western Sydney LHD.

An event to mark the anniversary is planned for the 7th of December at Mt Druitt Supportive & Palliative Care Unit.

Pic: Nancy Yang (NUM) in centre of pic welcomes new volunteers at Westmead Hospital.

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