Celebrating our Volunteers

Volunteer Lesley who spends her time as a baby cuddler while mum does a postnatal physio class
May 29, 2019

Volunteers at KEMH perform countless tasks that add the extra special touch to a mother and newborn’s journey. They form an invaluable resource, making a significant contribution to the ability of the Hospital to deliver the highest level of service.” – Executive Director Jodi Graham.

On average, Women and Infants Research Foundation (WIRF) volunteers at King Edward Memorial Hospital donate a minimum of four hours a week of their time, which according to the Volunteering WA’s Benefits Calculator, delivers more than $716,665 worth of value to the WA Community.

Our volunteers provide vital services across a range of departments and services including: the hospital’s café / gift shop, op shop, perinatal loss service, social work, physiotherapy, the centenary clinic and nurseries and they undoubtedly add a human touch to everything we do.

The KEMH and WIRF Aboriginal Volunteers Program, which is in its second year, is the first of its kind in Western Australia and focuses on supporting our aboriginal patients.

KEMH Senior Health Promotion Officer, Janinne Gliddon said when the program was launched that it was a wonderful collaboration between WIRF’s Volunteer Program and KEMH and a big step in the right direction in closing the gap.

More than 90 volunteers for King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) and the Women and Infants Research Foundation (WIRF) enjoyed a morning tea during Volunteers Week and WNHS A/Executive Director, Dr Jodi Graham said the event was a fantastic opportunity to recognise an exceptional group of people.

 “This annual event is all about recognising the contribution and achievements of this amazing group of volunteers.”