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International Volunteers Day recognises Brad Rossiter

For International Volunteers Day the Southern NSW Local Health District acknowledged and praised the hard work done by the unpaid members of the Health District – its volunteers. Eurobodalla Services Manager, Lisa Kennedy, said the selfless commitment and efforts of these volunteers gave the community and the Health District a precious resource of practical assistance and caring support. “The theme for 2019 is Volunteer for an inclusive future, and that is exactly what volunteering is all about,” Ms Kennedy said. “Volunteers who are willing to give so much without financial reward are building connections and trust between our staff, patients, visitors and the general community. “Volunteering also provides the opportunity for people, including those who may feel excluded, to impact their own lives and play a vital role in their communities. It can help them experience solidarity and inclusion.” While expressing her gratitude to all volunteers, Ms Kennedy highlighted one who is a local hero. “Brad Rossiter, who is the Chair of our Health Service Community Representative Committee is also a consumer representative on both the Agency for Clinical Innovation Clinical Excellence Commission and the Rural Health Network Executive.

“Brad has been involved with the Eurobodalla Health Service since 2012, and his tireless work in raising awareness of community health is much appreciated by everyone in the medical fraternity. “ Volunteers within the Health District undertake such roles as: • auxiliary workers • dementia and delirium patient support • tai chi and exercise leaders • support for oncology patients • pastoral care • kiosks and stalls • pink ladies and men • general hospital activities • community consultative committees • consumer representatives for committees

• transport drivers

• administration and arranging patient care packs

“While our volunteers are recognised during the year through the District’s awards

and celebrations, it’s fitting that volunteers be publicly recognised for their dedication,

passion and skill. They embody the best qualities in our community, and they’re a

role model for others,” Ms Kennedy said.

People interested in volunteering in the Eurobodalla are invited to contact Renata

Sheehan on 0477 322 107.

The 2019-20 budget for Southern New South Wales Local Health District is $434

million, an increase of $13 million on the previous financial year’s annualised budget.

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