OLKA activities, Espoo HospitalKeywords:
- peer support
- Espoo Hospital
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 at Espoo Hospital
Come and see us at the OLKA service point at Espoo Hospital! The OLKA service point is in the lobby, beside the info desk.
The OLKA service point organizes 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 Espoo Hospital
You will recognize OLKA volunteers by their light green vests. These 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 Espoo Hospital, volunteers provide peer support in hospice care (Villa Glims) and casual conversation for patients (on wards 1 and 4 and at the emergency clinic).
You may also inquire about peer support or try out the peer-to-peer search engine of the Peer Hub.
Interested in volunteering at a hospital? Get in touch with OLKA!