'Silent visitors' needed to give care and support
THEY are known as 'slient visitors' and they perform all important care and support roles on the Coffs Coast.
Dwindling numbers, however, have led to a shortage in palliative care team members.
The volunteers roles are to support clients and families, who are living with a terminal illness at home.
These Good Samaritans also offer support to patients in the oncology unit of the hospital.
In the midst of a 'Silent Visitors' recruitment drive, Coffs Harbour Hospital palliative care workers are offering training and support to all interested volunteers.
If you are interested in becoming a palliative care volunteer or would like more information on the role please contact the hospital's Palliative Care Volunteer Coordinator Heather Pirie on 6656 7678.