Volunteers in the the Emergency Department (VED)
Phone: (02) 9382 2675
Volunteers have an important role in enhancing patient and carers experiences in the Emergency Departments and their waiting rooms. The VED Program is aimed at easing emotional distress and anxiety experienced by patients, family and friends in an Emergency Department (ED). This is achieved through volunteers providing practical and emotional support to patients and carers.
The program assists with communication between patients, their family and hospital staff. Volunteers do not provide clinical care or carry out any duties otherwise performed by hospital staff. The program also aims to strengthen community ties to the Emergency Department.