Could you volunteer at Leicester’s Hospitals in 2017?
With the New Year in full swing, we are looking for volunteers to join our team at Leicester’s Hospitals. You can find out more at our free Marvellous Medicine talk on Wednesday 25 January at Leicester General Hospital between 6-8pm.
The talk, entitled “Volunteers: At the front line of the Patient Experience,” looks at the wide range of volunteering opportunities at our hospitals. Some of our most visible volunteers are those who take on our Meet and Greet and Buggy Driving Role and are often the first people that patients and visitors see when arriving at our hospitals. Come and hear about the difference these volunteers make to our services and our patients.”
Ken, one of our buggy drivers, said: “I’ve been a volunteer for six and three quarter years and I have also completed my trainer qualification so that I can help train and assess new volunteer buggy drivers. I volunteer to meet people and to stop myself being at home and not contributing anything. I enjoy the whole role – meet and greeting – even finding wheelchairs – just the satisfaction of helping people. It’s a family atmosphere here.”
Alison Reynolds, Volunteer Services Co-ordinator at Leicester’s Hospitals, added: “Volunteers offer support to patients and visitors to our hospitals in many different ways. We now have around 700 volunteers undertaking over 100 different roles. Leicester’s Hospitals’ Volunteer Services have the ‘Investing in Volunteers Quality Mark’ and have the interests of volunteers and patients at the heart of everything we do.
“We’re looking for more people who can give their time to making sure that we deliver the best possible services that really make a difference. Our volunteers are amazing – their commitment and willingness to go above and beyond is apparent in everything they do. If you’re interested in joining our team, come along to the talk to find out more.”
Please visit our website for more information on volunteering: www.leicesterhospitals.nhs.uk
There is no need to book a place at the talk, simply come along on the day. If you would like more information, please contact:
The Patient and Public Involvement and Membership Office
Tel: 0116 258 8592