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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : June 25 2008
INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, June 26, 2008 11 NEWS Concord hospital volunteers Frances Chen and Rory Coupland talk with patients. P0603356 Youthful boost THE Friends of Concord Hospital, a volun- teer group, has enjoyed an injection of young blood. Over the past month 20 young people have joined the volunteer ranks and the hos- pital's general manager Danny O'Connor said all their help was appreciated. He said they gave up their free time to help patients and run errands. ''We are very grateful to all of our volunteers who make a difference to the lives of our patients and their families,'' he said. He said the program is successful because volunteers don't need any prior experience and can choose the time and jobs they work. It also offers people looking to work in healthcare fields the chance to gain valu- able experience. ''Some of our new student volunteers are aiming to do a post graduate medical degree so they're gaining new skills that are unique to volunteering in a hospital en- vironment,'' he said. ''They're interacting with patients, par- ticularly our elderly patients and learning about how the hospital system works.'' Sydney University student Angela Rassi has just started volunteering at the hos- pital. ''It's rewarding to know that you're giving something back to the community and supporting patients during their stay,'' she said. ''I've met lots of interesting patients and they really appreciate the things you do for them.'' People who are interested in becoming a Friend of Concord can go to www.concord hospital.org/ for more information. MR_2162343 Graduate as a Weight Loss Practitioner OR The MEDICAL REGISTER of AUSTRALIA will be conducting a 13 week Diploma Course conducted one evening each week We welcome students of all ages and from all walks of life Weight Loss Practitioners have a unique opportunity to create a rewarding career helping their clients obtain their goals. The Weight Loss Practitioners program also offers the opportunity for a career that provides family friendly, flexible work hours and the ability to set your own fees. The course is suitable for: • Beginners • Students considering establishing their own practice • Personal/fitness trainers • Counsellors/Psychologists • Those already working in the weight loss industry • Students wishing to undertake further studies in nutrition The course can be undertaken at either of our 2 venues: University of Sydney, Camperdown Westmead Hospital, Westmead Duration: One, 2 hour evening lecture each week, for 13 weeks For further information telephone: 9554 3100 Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm
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