The following is a brief description of current areas/departments using
1. Cardiac Wellness Centre:
Assist staff in a medically managed cardiac rehabilitation program that assists people following a cardiac event. This is a cardiac rehabilitation program which provides medical, educational, nutritional, psychosocial, and exercise support for people with cardiac related concerns.
2. Gift Shops:
Help with general Gift Shop duties such as selling, stocking, pricing, merchandise display, in both hospital Gift Shop locations.
Help greet and guide hospital visitors and patients at the information desks at various Hospital entrances.
4. Occupational Therapy:
Assist the Occupational therapist in a client-centered practice that places a premium on the progress towards the client’s goals. Occupational therapy interventions focus on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill, and educating the client in order to increase participation in and performance of daily activities, particularly those that are meaningful to the client, both inpatient and outpatient.
Assist the Physiotherapist and the Physiotherapist Assistant with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention with both inpatient and outpatient clients.
6. Recreational Therapy:
Assist the Recreational Therapist with a treatment service designed to restore, remediate and rehabilitate a person’s level of functioning and independence in life activities, to promote health and wellness as well as reduce or eliminate the activity limitations and restrictions to participation in life situations caused by an illness or disabling condition with both inpatient and outpatient clients.
7. Spiritual Care:
a.Volunteers assist with bringing patients to worship services such as daily mass or Memorial Services. Their role consists of collecting patients from their rooms, via wheelchair or walking, attending to a patient’s non-medical needs throughout the service, and returning them back to their room afterwards;
b.Some volunteers, under the direction of a staff chaplain, visit patients on particular Units, offering patients and families a supportive presence that empathic listening, compassion and caring presence. This may also involve praying with patients and/or offering appropriate words of comfort according to the patients cultural and faith traditions.
8. Helping Nurses:
Volunteers assist with meal times. Sit and read/visit with patients, talk about current events in the newspaper or play a game. Take a patient for a walk for a change of scenery. Help stock linen carts, answer call bells, do laundry for patients, fill blanket warmers.