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The Ward Grandparent Program exists to help maintain and enhance the psychological health and well being of a child or infant, in partnership with parents/carers who welcome additional support for their child during periods of hospitalisation.
A Ward Grandparent Volunteer is a specially trained volunteer who spends quality time 1:1 with a hospitalised child.
A patient referral to the Ward Grandparent program is made through the Social Work Department, after consultation with the parent/carer of the hospitalised child.
Some of the reasons why a Ward Grandparent Volunteer may be requested include:
Ward Grandparent Volunteers must commit to a minimum of 3 engagements per week (of approximately 3 hours each) Monday to Friday (no weekends), and the contact times are negotiated with the parents/carer and the medical team.
It is suggested that you contact the office to discuss your suitability to the Ward Grandparent Program prior to applying - please call 03 9345 5879 and ask for Vanessa.
Once you are ready to apply please click here.