Public Hospital Network (ARG-25)


Type: Health: Rehalibitation - Country: Argentina

Brief description and main aims

This project is located in Buenos Aires, and there is a program of volunteers in a network of public hospitals, like: hospital of oncology Ángel H. Roffo, Children Hospital Ricardo Gutiérrez, Acute care Hospital Parmenio Piñero, and Burn Hospital. There are medical students, physicians, adult patients, and their families. The main objective is to help the day-to-day work of the hospitals and to spend time with the patients. 
 
Originally, the hospital volunteering program was created by Dr Perazzo in November 1972 for the Angel H. Roffo Institute of Oncology as a non-profit entity, and which has been in operation uninterruptedly for 46 years. Dr Perazzo summoned a group of women, established a regulation and began the volunteer work. Now, this program works with all of the publich hospitals of the city of Buenos Aires.

Volunteer tasks

They will have to work for 3 hours in the hospital and prepare activities, such as games or reading sessions at home. Different tasks are performed such as reading aloud to patients, taking care of the children of the visiting families, accompanying the diagnosis and treatment process, etc.
 
 

Volunteer requirements / Skills

  • Intermediate Spanish level
  • Sensitivity to family and personal problems
  • Flexibility to adapt to the structure and way of working in Latin America
  • Teamwork
  • Creative and motivated person
  • Equipped to provide sincere companionship and affection
  • Listening capacity

Location

This project is located in Buenos Aires.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Volunteers are received in a Hostel, located in the city of Buenos Aires.
 

More Information

It is important to note that volunteers are not authorized to perform any technical task, for which the the hospital already has staff.

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