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    DEDICATED: Forty-year-service award recipient Val Albert, centre.

Accolades for East Grampians volunteers

East Grampians Health Service has recognised the long-term service of some of its 150 volunteers.

Health service chief executive Andrew Freeman congratulated award recipients who had reached five, 10, 15 and 40-year milestones in their volunteering efforts.

Val Albert was the 40-year-award recipient for her service to Willaura Healthcare and Willaura Healthcare Auxiliary.

“Our volunteers are an integral part of our EGHS community and we have missed them very much this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions,” Mr Freeman said.

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“The volunteers work across a variety of areas of the health service, including the EGHS Auxiliary, Residents’ Support Group, Ark Toy and Activity Library Auxiliary, Willaura Healthcare Auxiliary, Oncology, Red Cross, Garden View Court, 70 Lowe Street and the Patricia Hinchey Centre, and all provide a valuable service and support to our staff, patients, consumers and residents.

“Congratulations to all our long-service award recipients, particularly Val.

“We can’t wait to welcome you all back as soon as it is safe to do so.”

Awards: 40 years, Val Albert; 15 years, Michelle Brady, Kate Connellan, Annie Gellert, David Haddow, Gwen Haddow, Therese Jess, Margie Kilpatrick, Bev McRae, Bernie Perovich; 10 years, Marilyn Fisher, Cheryl Hurnall, Mieke Hunt, Pam Kaczynski, Jan Pope, Maureen Smart, Judy Wohlers; five years, Meredith Barr, Denise Calvert, Chris Clayton, Chris Doak, Anne Hedgeland, Heather Hevey, Lorraine Keith, Daphne Lewis, Rodney McClurg, Carole McGregor, Ross McGregor, Di Pickering, Margaret Spong, Mary Stapleton, Elaine Thornbury and Christine Van Straaten.

The entire November 11, 2020 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!