About: North Midlands Health Service North Midlands Health Service Three Springs 6519
Posted by meal allowance (as ),
What is going to happen to volunteers if money lunch is no longer given as country hospitals have had petty cash removed? They cannot even do a bank transfer rebate. I am waiting to see how I can be reimbursed. I do volunteer work which involves taking patients or HACC (Home and Community Care Services) clients from their home up to Geraldton for medical visits. This takes almost 2 hrs driving each way plus time there. It can end up a 8-9hr day. If this meal allowance is removed how many volunteers throughout the state will stop volunteering? Most of these volunteers are on a pension and cannot afford to buy lunch and drinks (expecially with lots of 40 degree days). This will cost the state a lot more because staff will need to do these jobs otherwise and that means that extra staff will be needed. I do this plus am an advocate for the local age care home as well. I enjoy the work but cannot afford the cost.