Ward Volunteer / Meal-time Assistant
Organisation: St Richards Hospital, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Opportunity: Ward Volunteer/Meal-time Assistant
Volunteers are needed at St Richard’s Hospital to act as a Dining Companion, tasked with: Assisting with patient menu round, Performing hourly checks to ensure patients have access to call bell, drink if appropriate, glasses, hearing aid etc., Pushing patients in wheelchairs, Accompanying patients within the hospital, Helping with bed-making, Shopping for patients at the hospital shop, Assisting with wiping down patient tray tables and locker tops to comply with Infection Control requirements, Running errands for staff to the Pharmacy, other wards and departments, Providing emotional support, befriending and listening if required and acting as a liaison between the patient and the nursing staff, Assisting with the collection of patient satisfaction data and Assisting with the maintenance and monitoring of a clean and uncluttered environment. Full training will be provided and volunteers are not permitted to lift/move patients or provide any kind of personal care with exception of feeding.
Link for application: https://www.vaac.org.uk/volunteering/opportunity/ward-volunteer-meal-time-assistant-123/123