Louise named volunteer of 2015
DORRIGO'S Louise Stanton has been named the Mid North Coast Local Health District's Volunteer of the Year.
The award was presented during the 2015 Health Innovation Awards that recognise outstanding achievers and innovative health projects throughout the Mid North Coast
Mrs Stanton earning the honour of being named Volunteer of the Year.
Dorrigo Multi Purpose Service nurse manager Lynn Forsyth said Mrs Stanton had showed remarkable dedication to the health campus and its patients over 25 years.
"This is a well-deserved accolade for Louise," Ms Forsyth said.
"Her efforts have significantly increased the number of volunteer programs we have, particularly for the elderly.
"Her extensive volunteering history is highly valued, as is her capacity to enrich the lives of others by providing meaningful activities that promote a sense of belonging and wellbeing."
Louise Stanton began her volunteer involvement at the hospital with painting classes twice a week.
Some of the works of art are displayed in the corridors of the hospital.