Who we are To ensure the comfort and well-being of patients
Volunteers add to the comfort and well-being of patients. They take the time to listen and they show compassion to patients and their family, who greatly appreciate their involvement. The Beauséjour Zone of the Vitalité Health Network relies on approximately 420 volunteers who work at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, at the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre and the Mgr. Henri-Cormier Lodge, at the Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital, at the Shediac Regional Medical Centre or at the Veterans’ Health Centre and dedicate on average, from 2 to 4 hours of their time every week. Volunteers, whether they are 14 or 90 years old, are not only a vital part of the Health Authority’s team; they bring a sense of family and enrich the quality of care.
All the reasons are good for becoming a volunteer
For more than 30 years, the Department of Volunteer Services has recruited and guided individuals who wish to offer their time to the Beauséjour Zone of the Vitalité Health Network patients: young people looking for a career orientation, university students who want to acquire experience in the health sector, parents who wish to be involved in their community or seniors who want to give back to their community, everyone is welcome!
A selection process is in place to ensure that the volunteering experience corresponds with the personal qualities, the interests, the character, and the nature of involvement of the person. Afterwards, Volunteer Services directs the candidates to the different participating services of the Beauséjour Zone of the Vitalité Health Network who are then in charge of greeting them and proposing the assignment and schedule. More than just time!
The Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre volunteers are members of the Volunteer Association, which organizes throughout the year different fund-raising activities to purchase equipment which improves the comfort and well-being of patients, their families and visitors.