Victorians are being encouraged to nominate inspirational health volunteers for the 2016 Minister for Health Volunteer Awards.
These awards celebrate individuals who volunteer to support the health and wellbeing of those around them, with award recipients to be recognised at special ceremony on 18 May 2016.
They recognise the professionalism and innovation of volunteers around the state and across all areas of healthcare such as hospitals, ambulance services, community health, mental health and aged care.
Nominees can include individuals, teams or groups who selflessly give their time to make a difference to someone else or to a community.
This could be as simple as spending time with patients at their bedside, through to promoting awareness and advocating for better care and services.
These people have a strong sense of community and are dedicated to reaching out to people in need to make their lives better.
This year’s awards will recognise the achievements of volunteers across six categories:
- Outstanding achievement by a young volunteer
- Outstanding lifetime achievement
- Outstanding achievement by a volunteer: innovation
- Outstanding achievement by a volunteer: supporting diversity
- Outstanding achievement by a volunteer: improving public health
- Outstanding achievement by a volunteer: improving the patient experience
Nominations are now open and will close on Thursday 24 March at 5pm.
Quotes attributable to Parliamentary Secretary for Volunteers Gabrielle Williams
“These awards are now in their eighth year and we’re looking forward to hearing all the amazing things Victorian volunteers have been doing within our health system over the past 12 months.”
“Health volunteers make a huge impact on the quality of care to patients, clients, families and the community and this is something they should be recognised for.”
“The work these people do is often above and beyond and I urge Victorians to get behind our volunteers and nominate them for their tremendous efforts.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020