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QEH volunteers make your heart smile!

When you see any of these three women in their QEH volunteer role, be sure to please take a moment to say hello and say ‘Thank Q’ for their many years of giving back to our community. Together, their combined volunteer hours total 19,000 hours, equivalent to almost ten years of full-time work.

QEH Volunteer Jean Green.

Jean Green is a fixture at the volunteer front desk at least two to three times a week and she began volunteering when the QEH first opened its doors in 1982. We adore Jean’s Scottish accent and she is passionate about being in a hospital setting as she is a retired registered nurse who came to PEI with her late husband Dr. Eric Green in 1960. Many would remember Dr. Green who was our first ENT Specialist but sadly he passed away in 1988. Here is Jean with Volunteer Services Manager Janice Morrison receiving her 5,500 hour pin.

 

 

QEH Volunteer Sr. Anne MacDonald.

Sr. Anne MacDonald arrives at the QEH every Monday and Thursday is so proud of her important volunteer work on the Hair Care team. When you are a patient over an extended time, there is nothing that feels better than having your hair washed and dried by such a caring and loving person as Sr. Anne. While most regular volunteers take the summer off from their shifts, Sr. Anne continues her devotion to patients all year-long. Congratulations in being recognized for 5,500 hours of volunteerism and here she is with our QEH Director of Support Services Terry Campbell.

 

 

 

QEH Volunteer Joan Brown.

Another devoted volunteer is Joan Brown who has also volunteered since the QEH opened its doors in the early 80s. Joan received her 8,000 hour pin and has dedicated all her volunteer efforts to Unit 9 which is our mental health department of our hospital. When asked what motivates her to volunteer Joan says, “I get a great satisfaction talking with people who need care and most times when I volunteer I just listen and I don’t’ say a word – its whatever patients want as I am there to listen and be a companion.” Here is Joan being presented her pin from Shelley Carmichael, Unit 9 Occupational Therapist.