Day hospice

john

I heard about the Hospice from my wife who had volunteered for many years and once I joined the team I soon got to work on the Woodland Walk. One lady sent me a card telling me how lovely the daffodils were that we'd planted. Sadly I learned she died just two days later but to know that the work I do made such a difference to her means a great deal

The aim of the Day Hospice is to provide a welcoming, safe and comfortable environment and nursing support to patients from the community.

Day Hospice Volunteers report to the Senior Nurse and to the Voluntary Services Manager.

Duties may include:

  • Greeting patients and making them comfortable
  • Serving meals and providing hot and cold drinks
  • Sharing hobbies, interests and conversation
  • washing up and keeping the kitchen tidy
  • assisting patients to the toilet, quiet room and around the grounds
  • assisting with diversional activities, crafts, games, music etc
  • maintaining strict confidentiality
  • escorting patients from the ward to hospital appointments or when being discharged home
  • attending Manual Handling training and up-date sessions
  • attending Food Hygiene training and up-date sessions

Volunteer vacancies

Volunteers are required to comply with local Fire Procedures and Departmental Safety Policy, which includes maintaining the highest standards of confidentiality. 

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