Local volunteers make patients’ day brighter

Thank-you so much for the article about two of the numerous patient comfort cart volunteers Dianne and Gail.

It’s humbling to know that there are a dozen volunteers in our community providing patient comfort on the cart to Unit 32 (Palliative Care and Oncology) and throughout the hospital.

Volunteers are priceless and essential to healthcare programs and are such a benefit to the patients and the staff. Many thanks to Volunteer Resources at the Red Deer Regional Hospital for daily providing and equipping the hospital with dedicated, caring and skilled volunteers.

It’s reassuring to know that Unit 32, Volunteer Resources and the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation have combined sources and funds to keep patient comfort at a level of support and value.

It’s a good reminder that I too can play a role in Healthcare. Whether that is volunteering my time with Volunteer Resources or donating through the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation to the Patient Comfort Program and numerous other programs and units.

Healthcare affects us all and Red Deerians have proven that there is much appreciation required for patients, the hospital staff, the volunteers and the facility on the whole.

Amanda Woltjer

Red Deer

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