Flinders Care Projects

Patient Care Projects

Updating our core values and operating within a rapidly changing healthcare system helped us to identify where urgent needs for patient care and support are; useful, everyday care services that are designed to improve the patient experience whilst in hospital care. VollieCare currently provides or supports the following Patient Care projects across SALHN.

Tam and Patient 1

Nurture Boxes

Nurture Boxes/Packs are given to patients, carers and families who are Palliative. The items in this pack have been carefully selected to provide nurture and support during a difficult time.

Activity Boxes

Activity boxes have been designed to make patients long stay, journey or treatment in hospital a bit more comfortable by giving them a thoughtful gift put together by volunteers with things to keep their mind active. Items include:

    • mindful colouring booklet
    • coloured pencils
    • wordsearch puzzles, crosswords
    • word circles,
    • positive affirmation card
    • pocket tissues
    • notepad and pen to record Dr’s/nurses notes, write letters or draw
    • sachet of tea and green tea
    • hearts made with love


Patients have said it was so nice to be thought of and so unexpected.

Toiletry Packs

Toiletry packs are currently donated to Tobruk, Ward 18V, RNBU and BAS as needed. The toiletry packs generally contain the following items but are tailored by the wards to support needs. Contents include:

    • shampoo
    • conditioner
    • toothpaste
    • toothbrush
    • deodorant
    • comb

Hospitality Trolley

The primary goal of the VollieCare Hospitality Trolley is to provide additional care and support to bedside families and children on the Paediatric and Neonatal Wards. The trolley delivers activities and refreshments free of charge. Our incredible volunteers will be offering their time to stock the trolley, deliver the goods, and check in with families to ensure they have everything they need.

Mastectomy Drain Bags

Drain bags are worn over the shoulder to carry surgical drains following a mastectomy. It is now common for individuals to be sent home with drains; these are sometimes in place for up to 2 weeks. Drain bags can be worn under clothes, meaning patients can still go out without carrying uncomfortable drains. VollieCare supplies material to our volunteers to make Drain Bags

Sensory Blankets for Dementia Patients

Sensory Blankets provide a soothing and stimulating activity for people living with dementia or recovering from strokes. It keeps hands occupied and provides sensory stimulation with things to manipulate like zips, studs and textured material.