Volunteer


St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Elliot Lake is fortunate to have many dedicated and diverse volunteers both directly and indirectly affiliated with the Hospital.

If you would like to get involved and give back to your community here are some suggestions:

Patient and Family Advisory Council

What is a patient and family advisory council and why is it important?

Patient and Family Advisory Councils are known to play a role in helping hospitals to become more patient and family-centred. Councils serve as a regular meeting forum for patients and families to partner with hospital staff members and leaders to shape decisions and influence change. Patient and Family Advisors share their unique experiences, tell their stories and use their informed perspectives to advise on issues and decisions. This ultimately impacts the delivery of health care and the quality of the experience for the next patient or family member.

What is a patient and family-centred care and why is it important?

Patient and family-centred care is an approach to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of health care that is grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among health care providers, patients, and families.

Patient and family-centred practitioners recognize the vital role that families play in ensuring the health and well-being of patients and family members

Patient and family-centred care is an approach to health care that shapes policies, programs, facility design, and staff day-to-day interactions. It leads to better health outcomes and wiser allocation of resources, and greater patient and family satisfaction.

We are looking for people who are willing to put their experiences to use in a constructive and meaningful way to improve patient outcomes and experience

We encourage patient and family members with diverse backgrounds and experiences that reflect the community served by St. Joseph’s General Hospital Elliot Lake to apply.

Email us to request an application form.

Applications can be submitted to:
Coordinator of the St. Joseph’s General
Hospital Elliot Lake PFAC
Phone Number: 705-848-7181
Ext. 2419
Email Address: pfac@sjgh.ca
70 Spine Road
Elliot Lake, ON
P5A 1X2

Palliative Care

The Palliative Care Program is a separate entity with its own Board of Directors. For more information, contact the Administrator of the Program at 705-848-7181, Ext. 2235.

The Oaks Treatment Centre

The Oaks Treatment Centre welcomes volunteers. For specific information, contact the Oaks Centre Director at 705-848-2129, Ext. 300

Pet Therapy

Magical Paws Pet Therapy, please contact Darlaine Chivers 705-461-7860

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care Volunteers offer spiritual and religious care and are organized through the numerous religious congregations in the community.

St. Joseph's General Hospital Auxiliary

The St. Joseph's General Hospital Auxiliary raises funds for capital equipment directly related to patient care.

St. Joseph's Manor

Our volunteer’s contribution in enriching the lives of residents at St. Joseph's Manor cannot be overemphasized. Volunteers are here to enhance the quality of life and to support services to the residents.

St. Joseph's General Hospital Gift Shop

The St. Joseph's General Hospital Gift Shop is entirely run by volunteers.

St. Joseph's General Hospital

St. Joseph’s General Hospital welcomes volunteers to perform tasks such as sorting and delivery of mail, photocopying, portering patients, running charts and various other duties as assigned.

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