New Volunteer Coordinator appointed at Roscommon Hospital

Pictured is newly-appointed Volunteer Coordinator Michelle Brehon, who is the first appointment of a Volunteer Coordinator for Roscommon University Hospital.

Roscommon University Hospital is delighted to announce the appointment of Michelle Brehon to the role of Volunteer Coordinator.

Michelle, originally from Portumna in County Galway and living in Roscommon for the last twelve years, worked as a neurophysiologist for thirteen years at Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) at Crumlin and for six years as a Cardiology Physiologist at the Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore, where she gained valuable experience working with patients and their families as part of a Multidisciplinary team.

The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, inducting, training, supporting and coordinating volunteers for Roscommon University Hospital and the Palliative Care Support Unit, to further enhance services for patients and their families and support staff. A recruitment campaign is currently underway to recruit Meet, Greet and Guide Volunteers, Patient Companionship Volunteers, Gardeners and Complementary Therapists such as massage therapists and reflexologists, as well as hairdressers and nail technicians.

Speaking about her new role, Michelle said, “I’m delighted as the new Volunteer Coordinator to be that connection between the volunteer and the patient.

“Volunteers contribute so much to an organisation by giving dedicated attention to a specific group of patients or project. Their presence can create a more compassionate and holistic healthcare environment, ultimately benefiting the patient”.