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Volunteers needed to help with Hospital trolley service

The Voluntary Services team at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is calling for people to join the ranks of its trolley volunteers who help hundreds of hospital patients every day.

The trolley volunteers at Pinderfields and Dewsbury Hospitals play an important role in keeping bedbound patients up to date and connected with the outside world. They are hugely popular with in-patients and hospital staff.

The Trust currently have a team of trolley volunteers at Dewsbury, who carry out four-hour shifts taking books, newspapers and refreshments to those who are bed bound.

The Trust’s Voluntary Services team are now keen to recruit more volunteers to continue to support this service at both Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield and Pontefract Hospital. There has been a small scale service at Pinderfields Hospital this year which patients have thoroughly enjoyed. The Trust’s voluntary Services team are now keen to extend this service within the hospitals with help from local volunteers.

Applying to become a volunteer at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is easy and accredited training and a warm welcome is guaranteed. Amongst the roles volunteers undertake are hospital guiding, chaplaincy, cafe and a variety of ward and departmental roles including A&E.  All that is asked is that you are committed – and friendly.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or want to find out more please email volunteer@midyorks.nhs.uk or phone 01924 543451.

 

Photo: L-R; Trolley Volunteers Nicolino Attardo and Amber Wood from Pinderfields Hospital.