Our Auxiliaries
& Volunteers

Our Auxiliaries

Bendigo Health is supported by almost 200 volunteers and seven dedicated Auxiliary groups, which have a combined total of more than 130 years of service.

Friends of Golden Oaks Auxiliary

The Friends of Golden Oaks Auxiliary aims to raise funds in order to give our residents the extra's, including Entertainer's, small gifts on special occasions and outings, that enrich their lives. Read a short history of the Intensive Care Auxiliary.

Contact: prueshatwell@bendigohealth.org.au

Intensive Care Auxiliary

The Intensive Care Auxiliary has raised more than $1 million during its 34 years.  The auxiliary raises funds for intensive and critical care equipment, items for patient comfort, and assisting in funding Critical Care Nursing Scholarships. New members very welcome.

Contact: richards_calivil@hotmail.com

Bendigo Palliative Care Auxiliary

Bendigo Palliative Care Auxiliary has supported Community Palliative Care, Hospice and Chum House for many years. In past years, the group’s extensive fundraising efforts have made a significant difference to our patients by purchasing essential items for their comfort and care.

Contact: murphyjmc@gmail.com

Carshalton House Auxiliary

Carshalton House Auxiliary is focused on providing special extras for their residents and raising money to provide entertainment and other activities and equipment for our residents.

Contact: mgordon@bendigohealth.org.au

Friends of Simpkin House

Simpkin House is a specialised unit, catering for consumers requiring care that is not found in your generic nursing homes.

Friends of Simpkin House fundraise to provide items for consumers to enhance the person centred care and lifestyle program that is offered in the facility. If you are interested in assisting you would be made most welcome

Gibson Street Complex Auxiliary

Gibson Street Complex Auxiliary raises funds for aged care entertainment and activities of our residents choice along with equipment to improve residents comfort.

Friends of Oncology

Friends of Oncology receive donations throughout the Loddon Mallee region and in June 2015 celebrated 10 years of generous support to the oncology department. The equipment they continue to buy through their fundraising efforts makes a real difference to those receiving treatment for cancer at Bendigo Health.

For more information on our Auxiliairies please contact our Combined Auxiliary President and Fundraising Advisory Board member - Beth Benbow benbowbeth@gmail.com

Join an Auxiliary

If you are interested in joining or establishing an Auxiliary, please contact our team on 1300 243 000 or email bhfoundation@bendigohealth.org.au

Volunteer with us

Bendigo Health’s volunteers positively impact the patients and their families. Find out more about becoming a volunteer with Bendigo Health or specifically volunteering your time to support our fundraising efforts. Find out more on this link.

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