PDH appreciates volunteers

Enjoying the celebrations are volunteer's are Nola Brogan, Val Baker, Rob Gower, Eunice Brunt and Ellie Lane.
Monday, 28 May 2012
PORTLAND District Health (PDH) recognised its loyal volunteers with a celebration on Friday 18 May.

More than 50 people attended the event at PDH organised by manager of volunteers Carolyn Malseed.
“Without volunteers, PDH wouldn’t be able to provide nearly as many services as we do at the moment,” Ms Malseed said. “Volunteers tirelessly give their time and all their efforts are
greatly appreciated by the patients, clients and staff of Portland District Health.”
The event coincided with volunteer Claire Stuchbery being recognised statewide after winning a Victorian Minister for Health Volunteer Award, and Ms Malseed mentioned that the ceremony was focussed on the theme,
‘Everyone counts’. At the ceremony, Ms Malseed also launched the PDH volunteer database, to help organise volunteers, which will allow greater efficiency and better results.
“Sure, Excel is okay, but it is nothing compared with our new database. I am quite excited about what we have received.” Ms Malseed said.
The system will allow various details to be easily recorded and organised, and will also allow volunteers to be matched to jobs
according to qualifications, availability and training requirements.
To join the 235 strong volunteer group at PDH, you can either click on the link to the new database on the PDH website, or call into the reception at the hospital.
Ms Malseed said more volunteers are always welcome and, although some requirements will need to be met, training and paperwork is provided.
STORY BY Aidan Sealey, Portland Observer.  PICTURE BY Tahlia Gollasch, Portland Observer

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