Do you want to volunteer at new hospital?

ST STEPHEN'S Hospital is looking for volunteers at its new hospital in Hervey Bay.

St Stephen's Hospital general manager Deb Boyd said volunteers had, over the years, supported staff in providing high-quality care to patients and their families.

The hospital, which will open its new 96-bed inpatient facility in Hervey Bay in October, is seeking volunteers for various roles.

"We currently have volunteers who assist our staff in our wards, theatres and admin areas," Mrs Boyd said.

"These volunteers play a key role in ensuring our patient's journey is an enjoyable one."

Muriel Wroe, a volunteer at the hospital for the past six years, enjoys the opportunity to give back to her community.

"I currently drive the family transport vehicle from Hervey Bay to Maryborough," she said.

"We are known as GEMS, which stands for Giving Emotional and Meaningful Support.

"While in Maryborough, I help staff in the ward and reception areas.

"I complete a variety of tasks, which assists staff caring for patients.

"I am looking forward to the transition to Hervey Bay and the new opportunities there will be to assist the team."

Mrs Boyd encouraged community members to join the team.

"We are enormously grateful to our volunteers who give their skills, time, expertise and life experience to help our hospital deliver exceptional patient care and service to our community," she said.

Anyone interested in volunteering at St Stephen's Hospital should attend the Volunteer Information Day at the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre on August 8 at 10am.

St Stephens volunteer Muriel Wroe enjoys the opportunity to give back to the community.
St Stephens volunteer Muriel Wroe enjoys the opportunity to give back to the community. Robyne Cuerel