GRH volunteers: contributing to exceptional care
Volunteers make a difference in advancing exceptional care.
Volunteers at Grand River Hospital (GRH) are a committed and outstanding team of individuals who offer their time and skills to make a difference in our health care community. GRH has one of the largest volunteer forces in the region, with nearly 1000 volunteers at the hospital's KW and Freeport campuses.
Freeport provides a Specialized Mental Health service for patients in Waterloo Region, and also provides support for our palliative care, complex continuing and rehabilitation care, among other programs. Outpatient clinics at Freeport include neuro-rehabilitation, geriatric day hospital, speech language pathology, geriatric consultation clinic, primary care clinic, secondary stroke prevention clinic. Freeport is also the home of the Waterloo Wellington Breast Centre.
KW Campus information
The KW Campus is an acute care facility and offers services such as hemodialysis, medicine, childbirth, pediatric, surgical, mental health and emergency services, and is also the home of the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre.
About volunteer resources
Our volunteer resources department maintains an adequate and competent number of volunteers to complement and enhance the staff in the delivery of health care. Our role is to enhance the personal well-being and comfort of our patients with highly motivated and appropriately trained and screened volunteers.
We encourage you to click on our links to find out more about our volunteer services and how you can take part.
Wilfred Reck: volunteering to give backApril 28, 2017
For 32 years, Wilfred Reck has been providing information to visitors and patients at the front desk of GRH’s KW Campus and at the cancer centre.
Mary Doggrell: an unstoppable volunteerApril 27, 2017
After 47 years of volunteering at GRH, Mary Doggrell has no intention of stopping anytime soon.
Lucille West: nearly five decades of volunteer commitmentApril 25, 2017
When someone walks through the doors of GRH, they can expect a friendly face waiting to greet them. Lucille West has provided many patients and visitors with assistance within various departments of the hospital.
From GRH President and CEO Malcolm Maxwell: thank you to our volunteers!April 24, 2017
It’s been said the most important thing that someone can give aside from their love is the gift of their time. As we mark National Volunteer Week, we’re pleased to celebrate and thank our volunteers throughout Grand River Hospital.
Bill Blair: supporting GRH patients and families in times of crisisApril 24, 2017
Support, guidance, and knowledge are some of the components Bill Blair brings with him when he volunteers at Grand River Hospital.