Leadership & Staff
Thanks to the talents, faith and ingenuity of our dedicated staff, highly capable Committee of Management and volunteers, we are able to fulfill our aim of providing free medical care to the destitute.
Staff Fills Diverse Needs
The overall day-to-day responsibility for St. Joseph’s Hospice is in the hands of the Franciscan Nuns of Mary with Sr. Margaret Walsh as Chief Administrator. Other Sisters have responsibility for physiotherapy, pharmacy, the out-patient department, and supervision of the support services staff.
It takes good people with a range of talents and skills to care for our patients and their diverse needs and conditions. Our medical team includes two doctors, two staff nurses, 22 male and female nursing aides, two physiotherapists, and laboratory workers. The support services staff consists of 25 employees who handle the office, food service, laundry, grounds and maintenance, tutoring, and other necessary positions. The total staff positions required to support our efforts exceed 80.
In a country where trained medical help is almost non-existent it becomes critically essential to train new staff members or upgrade skills through in-house training, This training for our nurse aides and volunteer staff is a valuable part of the busy working week. St. Joseph’s has a special classroom dedicated to this training and volunteer trainers who offer staff training on a regular basis.
Volunteers and Committee of Management
Our wonderful, kind hearted volunteers serve in many capacities--working with patients on such projects as knitting and tutoring to training the nursing staff. Their generous gift of love and time provides strength and enriches the lives of the patients immeasurably.
And finally, our volunteer Committee of Management provides administrative guidance, fundraising expertise, and variety of other functions. The Committee consists of nine members.