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Middlesex Hospital Alliance

The Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital and Four Counties Health Services in Newbury are partners in the Middlesex Hospital Alliance (MHA), a progressive, team-oriented, and technologically adept organization of excellence. We are proud to provide quality, personalized care to the rural communities west and southwest of London, Ontario.

Position:  Volunteer Positions, Meal Buddy

Region:  London and Middlesex

Description:  Our program runs daily Monday through Friday for lunch and supper shifts on Patient Units. Volunteers are required to make a minimum commitment of one shift per week. Positions are available immediately.

The Meal Buddy Volunteer Position is a Senior Friendly Initiative designed to reduce the prevalence or risk of patient malnutrition during hospital stay. To minimize some of the common barriers that reduce patient oral intake throughout their hospital stay.

  • Volunteers participating in the Meal Buddy Program will assist patients by:
  • Opening packages
  • Cutting food if requested by patient
  • Adding condiments if requested by patient (e.g. cream/sugar to coffee/tea, pepper to soup, etc.)
  • •Placing food in reach of patient
  • Cueing and encouraging patient to eat and drink
  • Providing socialization
  • Notifying staff if their food tray was unexpectedly not delivered or received the wrong meal tray
  • Notifying staff if the patient is requesting other food or drink
  • Notifying staff if they observe any issues with swallowing

Please note:
No feeding or positioning of the patient is permitted. At no time is a volunteer to enter a patient room which is identified as an isolation area.

Salary:  Volunteer

Terms of Employment:  To be negotiated

Deadline for Application:  Saturday, March 31, 2018

How to Apply:  Individuals interested in this volunteer opportunity may email or call 519-245-5295 ext 5595.

Applicants for this Volunteer Position are required to complete the standard Volunteer on boarding process, which includes providing a current Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening and Immunization Screening.

Location:  Newbury, Strathroy

Profession Type:  Volunteer

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