DOT’S Place Peel, the Cancer Support Centre at Greenfields, hosted a first aid course for volunteers during National Volunteer week, thanks to a generous grant from Lotterywest and Volunteering WA and a partnership with Time Critical CPR+First Aid.
The volunteers represented a range of skills sets including beauty therapy, reiki, massage, yoga and exercise.
Organisers said the course was particularly valuable for the Transport to Treatment drivers who ferry often very sick people to various appointments for cancer treatment and back.
It would also add skills that volunteers could use with other voluntary groups with which they might be involved.
Rockingham Regional Support co-ordinator Melanie Taylor is moving to Dot’s Place on May 31 and people affected by cancer in the Rockingham and Peel regional can now access a centralised hub for cancer support and information.
By consolidating the Rockingham and Mandurah centres, Rockingham clients will have access to additional services in a more welcoming and relaxed facility.
The Rockingham Transport to Treatment route will remain unaffected, transporting eligible patients from Rockingham to Fiona Stanley Hospital, from June 5.
An additional Transport to Treatment service will also depart from Dot’s Place.