Volunteer support in the hospital

Posted 6 Sep 2018.

June and Sue, two of our incredible Cancer Support Volunteers at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

June and Sue, two of our incredible Cancer Support Volunteers at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

Did you know that Cancer Council WA has Cancer Information Hubs at some of the major hospitals in Perth?

At our Fiona Stanley Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Cancer Information Hubs, we also have Cancer Council WA volunteers on hand to provide support and information to patients and their families.

Our Volunteers are located within the Cancer Centres of Fiona Stanley and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospitals Monday to Friday.

They are able to assist visitors, including cancer patients, carers, families and friends in a number of ways:

  • Help with way finding
  • Provide information about Cancer Council supportive care programs and services
  • Help visitors access a range of publications through the Cancer Council WA Information Hub
  • Be a caring and supportive contact for people to speak to

Through actively approaching visitors in communal spaces in the hospital, our volunteers reach out and empower visitors and their families to seek support from the many services provided by Cancer Council WA.

The volunteers in our Cancer Information Hubs are a vital resource and help thousands of West Australians who find themselves in the hospital for a cancer-related reason.

Last financial year, 58 Cancer Support Volunteers spent a total of 4028.25 hours volunteering across both Fiona Stanley and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospitals, an average of 336 hours per month.

Our volunteers connected with approximately 19,258 visitors, providing them with much-needed practical and emotional support.

If you ever find yourself in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital or Fiona Stanley Hospital, we encourage you to seek out our friendly volunteers - they are there to help.

Like all of Cancer Council WA's support programs, this incredible free service would not be possible without the support of our incredible volunteers and the generosity of the WA community.

Find out more about the many support services we provide to the WA community.



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