Kiosk Reopens, A Welcome Slice of Life Returns

Kiosk Auxiliary Volunteers David and Trish Barker at the newly reopened BRHS Kiosk today. Photo: Jake Lynch

 

Little by little, things are returning to what we once knew.

Staff and visitors to BRHS are today celebrating the return to the hospital of our Kiosk Auxiliary Volunteers, which means, of course, the very welcome reopening of the Kiosk.

COVID restrictions left us without most of our volunteer brigade for the past year or so, forcing the closure of the kiosk and a number of other services provided by volunteers.

The opening hours are slightly reduced, but the Kiosk is back, selling all the usual snacks and drinks plus flowers, balloons and even a few books.

The Kiosk hours are:

  • Monday to Friday: 11 am – 3 pm.
  • Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 1:30 pm.

“We’re so pleased to be able to welcome back some of our wonderful volunteers,” said BRHS Volunteer Coordinator Blanche Evans. “The Kiosk plays a really important role in the life of the hospital. As well as the service it provides, all money raised by the Kiosk funds the purchase of equipment for our patients and the community.”

In recent years the Kiosk Auxiliary has donated $150,000 to outfit the new High Dependency Unity, and $80,000 to help set up the Short Stay Unit.

More than 250 locals give their time and talents as volunteers at BRHS, undertaking all sorts of tasks, including providing transportation services and helping patients and visitors get around the hospital, raising funds for vital equipment, and helping our facilities team.

If you’ve got a passion for your community, love to meet people, and are ready for a new experience, think about volunteering at BRHS.

There is a range of volunteer roles available, depending on your skills and interests.

For more information about volunteering contact Blanche at volunteers@brhs.com.au, or 5150 3346.