Category: Volunteers

Bower Birds Celebrate 40 Years of Fundraising

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service’s Bower Birds fundraising group celebrated its 40th birthday earlier this month. That’s 40 years of raising money to support health care in East Gippsland and the community that relies on it. To mark this wonderful milestone past and present members of the Bower Birds, and

Welcome Back, BRHS Volunteers

Last week was National Volunteer Week, an annual celebration of volunteers and a moment to say thank you for the work volunteers do across the nation. Here at BRHS, we celebrated and thanked the more than 100 local people that volunteer their time and talents at BRHS. During the

BRHS Volunteers Find a Way to Help in Challenging Times

How we have missed our BRHS Volunteers! Of all of the disruptions COVID has caused over the past couple of years, one that has been keenly felt by BRHS staff and visitors to the health service has been the absence of our volunteer brigade. Some, however, have been working

“Just Being There to Get Someone From A to B” – the Importance of Volunteer Drivers at BRHS

“If I can be of assistance to someone that needs a little help, well, then that’s a good thing.” And with that beautifully simple statement, Dave Richardson sums up what it means to be a volunteer at BRHS. Dave is a volunteer driver, providing transportation for patients to get

Paynesville Hospital Auxiliary Donates $9,000 to Infant Resuscitaire Campaign

Though its numbers may have shrunk over the years, the Paynesville Hospital Auxiliary still continues to do powerful work for this community. Last week the five members of the auxiliary, Heather Hoskin, Elsie Hoskin, Marian Wilson, Ann Bloomer and Allie Stanton, donated $9,000 toward the purchase of an infant