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Celebrations are held in honour of 600 volunteers
9:30am Sunday 6th January 2013 in News
HOSPITAL volunteers who help feed patients and greet visitors have been given a big thank you for all their hard work.
Volunteers were thanked for their dedication during celebrations at Worcestershire Royal Hospital in Worcester, the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Kidderminster Hospital.
There are more than 600 volunteers working across the trust.
Trust chairman Harry Turner and chief executive Penny Venables joined them to thank volunteers. They include people who meet patients and visitors arriving at the hospital and others who assist in wards and departments, supporting staff in providing care.
Volunteers provide spiritual and pastoral care, work in the WRVS shop and assist in the clinics, answering phones and assisting with general enquiries in outpatient departments.
Macmillan cancer information and support volunteers also help visitors and patients find out more information about cancer services and treatment. Mealtimes volunteers help ward staff with mealtimes, feeding patients and providing hot and cold drinks to patients.
Postnatal ward volunteers are also available to support mums with newborns and the staff by helping with refreshments, water jugs, tidying up and answering any queries ensuring a positive experience for mums.
Volunteer Kate Fairman said: “It is hard work and challenging but I love it. There is no doubt the experience I gained as a volunteer has helped me so much in getting to where I am now.”
If you are interested in volunteering at Worcestershire Royal Hospital you can contact Elizabeth Williams, volunteer coordinator, on 01905 733159 or email@example.com