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2019 Health Volunteer Awards

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is encouraging Gippslanders to nominate 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 help patients in our public healthcare system through fundraising activities or lending a hand with personal care,” Mr O’Brien said.

“These awards are an opportunity to recognise the priceless 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.

For more information or to download a nomination form visit www.health.vic.gov.au/volunteerawards.

Nominations close on Tuesday, 5 March 2019.

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