Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


The Gift of Volunteering at Waikato Hospital

The Gift of Volunteering at Waikato Hospital

For 27-year-old Patrick Wu, volunteering is all about giving back to the community and meeting new people.

These are the main reasons he decided to become a Waikato Hospital volunteer in March this year, but are not the only benefits he has gained in his time providing service.

Volunteering in the Pre-Admission Clinic at Waikato Hospital every week for three-hour shifts, while there, Patrick can be found in the clinic office helping out with office tasks.

Patrick said another reason he decided to take up volunteer work was to get some experience in a professional setting, as he is currently a third year student studying a Bachelor of Business Analysis majoring in Accounting, at the University of Waikato.

Despite a busy tertiary study schedule and a part-time job at Sky City to help him get by, Patrick said he wouldn’t want to give up his volunteering role.

“I would recommend volunteering to anyone. I really enjoy the support I receive from the other staff and volunteers at the hospital and learning new things,” he said.

“Volunteering has given me a chance to improve myself and meet new people.”

This week is National Volunteer Awareness Week (June 15-23) and Waikato District Health Board is taking the chance to formally acknowledge and show appreciation for the volunteers who work tirelessly in its hospitals and healthcare services.

Volunteers’ coordinator Chris Atkinson has invited the organisation’s 215 volunteers to a get together on Friday 20 June, to find out more about the hospital and celebrate each other’s achievements.

Mrs Atkinson said the get together was an opportunity to thank the volunteers for the contribution they have made to Waikato DHB this year through the gift of voluntary service.

“Our patients, visitors and staff have benefited immensely from the time, personal skills, energy and commitment these people have brought to our organisation in 2014.”

In addition to presentations by different areas of the hospital, the volunteers will get together for a team photo and seven volunteers will receive service badges for five years, four staff for 10 years, two staff for 15 years, and two staff will receive 20-year service badges for their volunteering roles.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Bank Scandals (And Air Crashes)

Last month, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) filed proceedings against Westpac over activities that have some distinct echoes of the Libor scandal. More>>

Budget: Health Funding Must Keep Up With Need

NZNO: “The nursing team has been doing more with less for years. It’s getting to the point that we’re really worried about our colleagues, our patients, our jobs and the level of health care available for people in our country." More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Inventory: Time For The Government To Do The Right Thing

It’s time for the National Government to step up and do the right thing to reduce climate pollution as data shows New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Budget 2016: More Partnership Schools To Open

Seven new schools will join the eight Partnership Schools already open, along with further new schools opening in 2017. “The growth of this policy is a reflection of the high level of interest from educators and community leaders,” Mr Seymour says. More>>

ALSO:

No Correspondence With English: Did Brownlee Make Up Sale Of Navy Ships ‘On The Hoof?’

Having revealed that several Royal New Zealand Navy vessels have not left port in years, New Zealand First is now asking the Minister of Defence to prove he did not come up with the idea of selling HMNZS Taupo and Pukaki until the media asked him. More>>

Housing Plans: Labour- Abolish Auckland Urban Boundary
The Government should rule out any possibility of an urban growth boundary in Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan if it is serious about fixing the housing crisis. More>>
Greens - State House Solution
The Homes Not Cars policy allows Housing New Zealand to retain its dividend and, in addition, would refund its tax, to spend on the emergency building of around 450 new state houses. More>>

ALSO:

Houses And Taxes: Post-Cabinet, Pre-Budget Press Conference

The Prime Minister said that the pre-budget announcements showed that his Government is “investing in a growing economy”. He re-affirmed the National Government’s commitment to lowering personal tax rates but that any such change must fit with the fiscal reality of the time. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news