Patient Support

Spending time with a patient, even for short time, can make a huge difference to a patient’s hospital stay – particularly those who may not have many visitors. We are looking for volunteers to support our patients by:

  • Under the direction of the nursing staff, identify patient’s who may not have visitors either in the long term or just for the afternoon / evening concerned
  • Introduce self to the patient and explain the role of the Patient Support Volunteer
  • Ask patient if they would like you to sit and chat with them
  • keeping patients company by talking, reading and befriending them
  • carrying out short satisfaction surveys so we can analyse trends, celebrate achievements and mend problems (paper or electronic versions are available)
  • help patients reach their loved ones through phone or video calls (if you are confident using technology)