The Ipswich Hospital Volunteer program encompasses varying levels of participation. It is a structured and regular commitment involving minimum 4 hourly shifts, on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.
Meet & Greet
Purpose: To provide a friendly face and directions to patients and visitors of the hospital
Outpatients & Antenatal
Purpose: To assist patients in checking in for appointments
Parents In Theatre
Purpose: To assist and support the family of children having surgery
Helping Hands/Aged Care Orthopaedic
Purpose: Volunteers provide supplementary care to elderly patients, primarily focusing on those who are confused or cognitively impaired. The volunteers assist in maintaining safety and improving the hospital experience by providing practical support, comfort and supervision.
Volunteers do not provide personal care, reposition/lifting patients in bed, perform bed/chair transfers, feeding patient and undertake counselling or give advice.
Training will be provided.
Purpose: To assist the clinical team members in providing unit-based programs
To be provided with the opportunity for learning/experience within the area
Top provide patient and family-centred opportunity for learning/experience within the area
Heart Support Group
Heart Support Australia members have all experienced the trauma associated with having a heart condition; either as a patient, a spouse/partner or as a parent of a child.
Talking to one of our members is about sharing the thoughts, emotions and fears that you think no one else will understand.
Purpose: Communicating to patients and assisting staff where required.
Children’s Ward – Play Scheme
Purpose: To provide a volunteer based program which offers play activities that are culturally and age appropriate for children within the hospital.
Special Care Nursery
Purpose: To offer assistance with babies when the parents are not available
PET Surveys (Patient Experience Tracker)
Purpose: To help WMHS gauge customer satisfaction
AE Wilcox Museum
Aims to preserve items of historical importance to the Ipswich Hospital and the wider Ipswich Community.
By becoming a Volunteer you will meet new people; gain experience in running a museum; learn about, and help to preserve the history of the Ipswich Hospital.