Midland Hospital volunteer happy to walk the wards and have a chat


Steph Haskins of Beechboro is a volunteer at the St John of God Midland Public Hospital. Picture: David Baylis d479500
Steph Haskins of Beechboro is a volunteer at the St John of God Midland Public Hospital. Picture: David Baylis d479500

VOLUNTEER Steph Haskins says nothing makes her happier than brightening up people’s days with a smile and a friendly chat as she walks the wards at Midland Hospital.

Mrs Haskins said volunteering was extremely fulfilling.

“I first started volunteering at Swan District Hospital in 2005 where I worked in the kiosk as well as taking the trolley to the wards,” she said.

“My children had grown up and flown the nest and I really wanted to be out there in the community giving back.

“I’ve always been very thankful for what I’ve been given over the years and volunteering is a small way I can give back to the community.”

Mrs Haskins said when Swan District Hospital was decommissioned in 2015 she started volunteering at the new hospital.

“On Tuesdays I welcome people to the hospital and help them find their way to the wards,” she said.

“Then on Fridays I do the gift shop trolley which is a wonderful way to visit patients and have a chat.

“Older patients often don’t get a lot of visitors and really appreciate it when you stop for a friendly chat.”

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