ADHB Starship- Hospital Grandparents

The Hospital Grandparents are carefully selected volunteers who provide regular caring support, on a one-on-one basis for children and families. Hospital Grandparents care mainly for children whose families cannot be with them all the time, long term children and children from out of town. All contact is on a referral basis.

Hospital Grandparents need to:

  • have a good level of experience with children and have a genuine love for them
  • be patient, tactful, mature, flexible and non judgemental
  • be able to form good relationships with family and staff
  • be good listeners
  • be able to commit to shifts on a regular and ongoing basis.

Grandparents are sometimes required to be with children while they undergo procedures such as x-rays, blood transfusions and chemotherapy.

The role of a Grandparent can be an emotionally demanding role but it is usually also very rewarding.

Shift Information:

09.40 AM - 12.00 PM

Monday - Friday