Health Grants and awards | February 07, 2019

2019 Health Volunteer Awards

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP is calling for people to consider nominating a local volunteer for the 2019 Health Volunteer Awards.

The Awards, which are now in their 11th year, celebrate the achievements of volunteers and their contribution to patients in Victoria’s public healthcare system. 

“Every day thousands of selfless volunteers do an amazing job helping patients in our public healthcare system whether it be through fundraising activities or lending a hand with personal care,” Ms Kealy said.

“These awards are a wonderful opportunity to recognise the fabulous contribution these men and women make to improve the lives of others.”

This year’s awards will recognise volunteering excellence in six categories:

  • Outstanding achievement by a young volunteer
  • Outstanding lifetime achievement
  • Outstanding achievement by a volunteer – Better Care Victoria innovation award
  • Outstanding achievement by a volunteer – Supporting diversity
  • Outstanding achievement by a volunteer – Improving public healthcare
  • Outstanding achievement by a volunteer – Improving the patient experience.

The Victorian Health Volunteers Honour Roll will also recognise volunteers who have given 50 years of service, with everyone who has contributed 50 years or more volunteering in public healthcare being eligible.

Nominees can include individuals or teams of groups who volunteer across all areas of healthcare such as hospitals, ambulance services, community health, mental health and aged care.

“If you know of someone who you believe would be worthy of a Health Volunteer Award, please visit www.health.vic.gov.au/volunteerawards for more information and a nomination form,” Ms Kealy said.

Nominations close on Tuesday, 5 March 2019.

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