Goulburn Valley Health

About GV Health

Goulburn Valley Health is a 280 bed acute and extended care facility which provides surgical, medical, paediatric, obstetrics and gynaecology, intensive care and psychiatry services as well as extended care and regional services. It has two smaller sites at Rushworth and Tatura with acute and aged care beds. Goulburn Valley Health provides community services that compliment its inpatient role, such as Hospital in the Home, diabetes education, continence and aged care assessment, home based nursing and allied health.

GV Health works in partnership with other health providers within the region to ensure that the right mix of services are provided to meet these community needs. For example, GV Health has participated in the development of Municipal Public Health Plans for each Local Government Area in the catchments, and the development of a Community Health Plan for the region throughout the Goulburn Valley.

Our Volunteers

We believe that volunteers enhance our organisation by providing much needed ’value added’ services to our patients, residents and their families.  We consider our volunteers a valuable and complementary part of the health care team.

We provide work that is meaningful, challenging and rewarding so that our volunteers know they are making a difference whilst they are learning and developing new skills.  We are careful to recruit the right person for the right role to ensure that the experience is beneficial to all.

Our volunteer program is based on meeting our organisation’s needs, and we match our volunteer’s skills and interests with available roles.

Volunteer Roles

Volunteers play an important role in the provision of safe and high quality care to patients, residents, families and staff at GV Health. Their varied experiences, skills and roles help share a level of compassion and understanding for patients and visitors of our service.

Various roles include:

  • Meeting and greeting patients and visitors
  • Wayfinding around GV Health
  • Selling newspapers and magazines on the wards
  • Tea & Coffee making
  • Spending time with patients
  • Providing administration and event support
  • Patient liaison in the Emergency Department

Volunteer Coordinator

Karen Saccuzzo
GV Health
0428 898 231
karen.saccuzzo@gvhealth.org.au