Category: Volunteers

A great, big thank you for BRHS volunteers

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service’s volunteers have attended an annual afternoon tea to celebrate their role in supporting BRHS staff and the health care of the East Gippsland community. For National Volunteer Week (20 to 26 May), BRHS held an afternoon tea for volunteers at The International in Bairnsdale to

Fundraisers boost BRHS care for East Gippsland

Two of Bairnsdale Regional Health Service’s fundraising auxiliaries have made substantial donations to BRHS to buy medical equipment for the care of people across East Gippsland. The BRHS Kiosk Auxiliary, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, made a series of donations including: The auxiliary has also purchased a

Volunteers deliver ‘something special’ to BRHS, CEO says

More than 60 people including members of the BRHS Board and Executive celebrated a year of hard work from our volunteers in a Christmas lunch at Aroma in Bairnsdale on Wednesday. In her speech at the luncheon honouring the impact volunteers have on BRHS, CEO Vicki Farthing said the

BRHS Kiosk Auxiliary celebrates 60 years of community care

Six decades of service represents an awful lot of snacks, drinks, gifts and fundraising for Bairnsdale Regional Health Service’s Kiosk fundraising auxiliary. Volunteers established the kiosk at the former Bairnsdale Hospital in 1963. Bob Menzies was PM, the EH Holden was king of the road and The Beatles were

Healthier BRHS kiosk is no traffic light drag

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service’s volunteer-run kiosk has just given the green light to healthier food choices. From the beginning of this month (October), a traffic light system will show consumers the healthiest options at the kiosk. The change comes as part of the Victorian government’s Healthy choices: policy directive

Healthier options available soon at BRHS kiosk

There are changes for the better coming to the kiosk at Bairnsdale Regional Health Service. We are implementing a new traffic light system to help you determine which choices are healthiest from our kiosk range, and we’re introducing new healthier foods to make those choices easier. Follow these traffic

Generous spirit rounds up sales for Bower Birds raffle

A striking painting of a high country cattleman at work has “herded” thousands of dollars in donations to Bairnsdale Regional Health Service thanks to its much loved Bower Birds fundraising auxiliary. The raffle, drawn recently, came about through two separate acts of generosity. The painting, by internationally-known artist Jan

Cuddly friends make a difference for kids at BRHS

We’ve all had times when we’re hurt or feeling sick, and we just need a hug – and that’s especially so if you’re a child in the unfamiliar surrounds of a hospital. Thanks to generous local volunteers, East Gippsland kids have a selection of special new friends that they