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OLKA activities, Department of Oncology

Keywords:
  • olka
  • peer support
  • volunteering

OLKA® refers to coordinated organization and volunteering activity at hospitals. Our purpose is to offer patients and their loved ones unhurried encounters and support in coming to terms with their disease. OLKA is a joint operation of HUS and HyTe [Community of NGOs].

OLKA service point, Department of Oncology

Come and see us at the OLKA service point at the Department of Oncology! Our OLKA service point is on the hospital’s 1st floor in the X-ray unit lobby next to the cafeteria.

Trained peer support volunteers are available at the OLKA service point of the Department of Oncology. You can talk to them about how you feel about your illness, for instance. The peer support volunteers at the hospital are there for you! The volunteers wear light green vests.

OLKA service points provide brochures and magazines from patient associations. The service points also hold theme days where patient associations and hospital units talk about what they do and explain the forms of support that they can offer.

These theme days are open to everyone free of charge.

Upcoming theme days in 2022 and theme day booking form for associations. (in Finnish)
Theme days in 2023 and theme day booking form for associations. (in Finnish)

OLKA volunteer activities at the Department of Oncology

The volunteers are trained for their duties, and they are bound by a confidentiality obligation. The purpose of the volunteers is not to replace nursing staff. The volunteers are there for you!

At the Department of Oncology, the volunteers provide peer support (OLKA service point + wards 7, 8 and day ward on the 5th floor). You may also inquire about peer support and try out the peer-to-peer search engine of the Peer Hub.

Interested in volunteering at a hospital? Get in touch with OLKA!

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