Mealtime Assistant

Would you like to play a part in complimenting the role of ward staff in supporting patients to eat and drink. , You will be able to offer a helping hand to those patients who may just need a little encouragement, companionship or help to open packets when served their meal and make the meal a social occasion.

We are looking for help between the hours of 11.30am - 1.30pm and 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

You can offer the time and understanding that some elderly patients may need to be able to eat and drink properly and recover well. Whether you are seeking a career in healthcare or just wanting to give something back this role will provide either the relevant experience you need or a satisfying feeling of having helped our patients with essential hydration and nutrition on their road to recovery

Helping patients with the completion of Friends and Family questionnaires will provide the hospital with important feedback to maintain high its standards of patient care. 

We are also happy for you to get involved in helping generally on a ward before committing to mealtime training, if this would be preferable to you.