*During the current COVID lockdown the Canberra Hospital Foundation Charity BBQ is not taking place.
Outside of COVID restrictions, the BBQ runs every Thursday, serving breakfast and lunch to healthcare workers, patients, and visiting families at the main entrance of Canberra Hospital.
The BBQ has become quite the institution at Canberra Hospital, and COVID-permitting, it runs rain, hail, or shine. Manned by the BBQ Manager and a team of wonderful volunteers, the BBQ sells simple, quality foods, sourced through local Canberra businesses. We are grateful for the support of Ainslie IGA, Alpha Fresh and Chilled Out Deliveries.
Funds raised through the BBQ support patients throughout all areas of Canberra Health Services enabling initiatives in the following areas:
State-of-the-art technology and equipment enables streamlined workflow for health professionals and helps to decrease the distress experienced by patients and their families and caregivers.
Research of high quality, including discovery research and research aimed at improving everyday patient care, patient wellbeing, and health outcomes.
Refurbishments of away-from bed spaces transform the hospital experience. Bright artwork, cosy furniture, and inviting decor make spaces feel less clinical, offering respite and distraction for patients and their families.
Therapeutic programs ensure patients’ healing is holistic – taking into consideration mental and emotional wellbeing as a crucial aspect of the journey. The range of different programs offer outlets for relaxation, stimulation, creativity, and companionship.
Join the B-B-Crew
The BBQ couldn’t run without the help of our amazing volunteers who make up our B-B-Crew. We are always searching for new volunteer recruits to join the team!
Duties include setting up, cooking, serving and greeting customers with a smile!
Whether you’re an individual, community group or team of workmates, we’d love to hear from you if you’d like to make a positive difference and volunteer at the BBQ! There are opportunities to volunteer on a continuous basis, casually or on a one-off occasion.
Please register your interest to volunteer at the BBQ in readiness for when we BBQ can take place again.