MQ Health - Macquarie University

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MQ Health’s volunteer program

Make a difference in the lives of patients and their loved ones while supporting our teaching and research goals.

By volunteering with MQ Health, you’ll become an important part of Australia’s first fully integrated health facility, which brings together Macquarie University Hospital, MQ Health Clinics and the University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Our volunteers work in a wide range of roles that improve the health and wellbeing of our patients and provide a meaningful connection between our services and the wider community.

Current volunteer opportunities:

  • Meet and greet attendants: You’ll provide a warm welcome and assist patients and visitors to find their way around our health facilities. You’ll also assist patients and carers to source credible health information at our newly established Patient Resource Centre on the ground floor of our clinic building.
  • The Health and Wellbeing Collaboration (HAWC) program provides our students with the real-world experience they need to provide person-centred care in the future. At a time and place convenient to you, students will practise their interviewing, assessment, observation and measurement skills. By following your progress, they will gain a deeper and more meaningful learning experience – and over time may provide you with tailored health information. We need people of all ages with different health experiences.
  • Consumer Advisory Committee: Our volunteer members provide valuable insights and advice from a consumer and community perspective to help us achieve our vision of world-class, patient-centred facilities. If you are a past patient, carer or community member who is passionate about improving healthcare and would like to contribute to building excellence in clinical care, combined with learning and research we would love to hear from you.
  • Simulated Patient Program: You can help train the doctors of the future by being involved with our Simulated Patient Program. In this role volunteers act out a simple patient scenario (for example a patient presenting with shortness of breath) for medical student training and assessments. This program gives our students valuable practice in patient-doctor communication, physical examination and active listening – important skills that they will take into their future medical practice.

Further roles, such as patient companionship and ward support, will be developed over time, in response to need and the available skills offered by our volunteers.

To register your interest in joining our volunteer team, please complete the form on the next page and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch to discuss your skills and interests and explain the voluntary roles we need help with.

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