Welcome to this week's edition of Watch this Space.
Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation / Children’s Health Foundation
Last Thursday, 9th February the Governor signed the Executive Council Minute for the amalgamation of the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Children’s Health Foundation Qld. This was gazetted on Friday, 10th February. So from Monday, 13 February we have changed our name to Children’s Health Foundation. Though our name has changed our job certainly hasn’t its business as usual working wonders for sick kids at the RCH, investing in medical research, vital equipment and providing family and patient support through our entertainment and volunteer services.
Policy and Procedure Reminder
In recent weeks across a few of our services, volunteers have arrived for their shift wearing incorrect footwear.
It is extremely important and non negotiable that staff and volunteers within the hospital environment dress to the standard required, which includes footwear.
Below is an extract from our General Policy and Procedures which covers all our volunteers on Footwear.
If you have any concerns or issues around this policy please talk to your Supervisor, Manager or GM Hospital Services.
The hospital requires that staff and volunteers who work or transit though clinical areas must wear fully enclosed footwear (heel and toe). Wearing appropriate footwear in the workplace minimises the risk of injury through crush, sharps, and slip and fall incidents.
- It is mandatory for volunteers in Parents in Theatre, Information Desk, Cuddle Carers, Pet Therapy, Massage, Child Community Health Centres and the Wonder Factory to wear fully enclosed shoes.
- It is preferred that Foundation, and Special Projects volunteers also wear fully enclosed shoes. Please see your supervisor or manager for specific requirements.
- Platform shoes over 4cm in height, thongs and stiletto style footwear are not allowed whilst volunteering anywhere in the hospital.
Volunteers with foot injuries, general or ongoing medical conditions e.g. painful bunions, must consult a member of the Hospital Services team, before undertaking work with the affected foot exposed. If you arrive on shift wearing incorrect footwear you may be sent home. If it continues to happen you will be sent home.
Volunteer Tips of the Week
Items Displayed on Information Desks
• Any items to be displayed or sold on information desks must be approved by Theresia Murray,the Volunteer Care Coordinator and Heather Rapkins GM Hospital Services, for example, merchandise, raffles, posters and and brochures.
It is important that you arrive for the start time of your shift otherwise we are not able to commence our service as advertised. For example if you arrive on or after 10am on a weekend, we cannot open the room because we have no volunteers or we are unable to set up the room.
Wonder Factory Shift times:
Monday – Friday
2:45pm – 5:15pm
5:15pm – 7:45pm
Saturday – Sunday
9:45am – 1:30pm
1:15pm – 5:00pm
Book Bunker Shift times:
Monday – Friday
Saturday and Sunday
Information Desk shift times:
Monday – Friday
7:00am – 11:00am
8:00am – 12:00pm
10:00am – 12:00pm
Comings and Goings
The Wonder Factory welcomes Kristy, Sarah, Emma, Melissa, Jessica, Jennifer, Adam, Laura, Lauren and Amy!
The Book Bunker welcomes Rion!
The Wonder Factory farewells Lynn and Sarah!
Save the date! - Volunteer P&P Updates - 2012
Please save ONE of these dates in July!
To complete your mandatory 2012 Policy and Procedure Updates
Thursday 5th: 10.00am – 1.30pm
Saturday 7th: 9.00am – 12.30pm
Monday 9th: 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Tuesday 10th: 1.00pm – 4.30pm
This year we are going to run four Policy & Procedure sessions with the aim of creating an opportunity to present key messages an open forum for discussions and ideas.
We will be providing sandwiches and tea and coffee.
Note: Please know that there will be no ‘on shift’ Volunteer P&P updates. To remain on our volunteer roster and to continue working wonders for sick kids you must attend one of these trainings. We will provide sign up sheets for these dates in the coming weeks so you can lock it into your diary.Sign on sheets for each session will be out closer to the training date.
More information will follow.
Photo of the Week
Last Thursday The Wonder Factory where lucky enough to have a musical performance by the very talented Cassi Hilbers and Zoe Giddings Jones which the kids really enjoyed. Thanks for visiting the Wonder Factory!