Monday July 9, 2018
Volunteers and volunteering have a long and proud tradition in New Zealand and it’s great when we get a chance to thank those who give so selflessly of their time at our own hospitals. Every year during National Volunteer Week we do exactly that, and some wonderful stories emerge.
Among the stories we learned this year was that of a policeman who volunteers at Tauranga Hospital every week as well as many weekends working as a search and rescue volunteer. Then there are the two women who together have contributed over 50 years of volunteer service to the Children’s’ Ward at Tauranga Hospital. What staggering and humbling efforts from them all.