Volunteer Patient Companion

Thinking of volunteering but never quite got around to joining?  Why not make this your New Years Resolution and get involved and help those in your local community.

Patient Companions provide a gentle presence, a listening ear, compassion, a reassuring word, another pair of eyes to patients feeling anxious, reassurance for those feeling lost in new surroundings and restless due to their condition. This role enhances the on-going nursing care and is a valuable asset to the nursing team to help support our patients during vulnerable times.

Quote from an existing volunteer:

“I find it a real privilege sitting – talking – “being” with patients, I believe the role to be of a great value to the nursing staff – and although I don’t expect to be thanked, the nurses on duty were truly appreciative”

You can volunteer in this role on an ‘as and when needed’ or weekly rota basis, and for up to 3 hours duration at any one time.

Our next course is planned for Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th January 2019

New applicants to the Hospice will also volunteer in the Ward volunteer role for minimum of 10 duties as part of their training.

Following the specified training and selection process volunteers will be informed of their acceptance to the Patient Companion role.

If you would like to find out more details or to book your place so your New Years Resolution is already in  on this course please contact Emma Lemm, Volunteer Service Lead   01243 755815  emma.lemm@stwh.co.uk