For a few hours each month, patients at Yarmouth Regional Hospital are greeted by Nancy Winchester’s bright smile. Winchester shares her retirement time with Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) by greeting and helping employees, patients and families at the information desk.
The first thing Jim Swetland did when he retired in 2017 was buy a house and move from Montreal, Que. to Amherst, N.S. The second thing he did was contact Volunteer Services at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre (CRHCC). "We might not all be able to make monetary donations, but it means as much, and we can get so much satisfaction by donating our time as a volunteer," he says.
Every month, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) will be featuring one of our more than 7,000 caring, compassionate volunteers who take time out of their own busy lives to help with NSHA's goals of health, healing and learning. Across the province, each and every day, dedicated volunteers enrich the experiences of patients, residents, clients and families in meaningful ways .
As a volunteer resources consultant, Soroush Moghaddam develops volunteer programs for five hospitals in the Antigonish, Guysborough and Strait areas. He also recruits new volunteers and supports existing ones as they lend their time and skills to support patient care.
If you walk into Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow on a Thursday morning, you’re sure to see a smiling Jane Marshall ready to point you in the right direction. Marshall is one of 7,000 volunteers who selflessly give their time and energy to help Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) make patients and our province healthier.
From April 15-21, NSHA is honouring National Volunteer Week. This week we’re celebrating the amazing contribution of the 7,000 dedicated members of our community who make a difference, big and small to the well-being of patients, families, clients and residents. Thank you.