Warwick Hospital houses the majority of South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust’s acute services including: Accident and Emergency, Maternity, Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) and Intensive Care.
Our volunteers not only enhance patient experience but can also benefit from helping us; gaining knowledge, social connections, skills, confidence and motivation. It can also improve physical and mental health. Our aim is to give our volunteers a real sense of belonging.
Please contact us should you have any questions, if not we look forward to receiving your completed application.
Meet & Greet/Wayfinding Volunteers
We need friendly volunteers to:
You can help us by:
We are recruiting Volunteers to support our patients who may need assistance at mealtimes.
The enjoyment of food is often associated with company and socialising. As well as hydration being essential in recovery and maintaining health, we believe that social interaction is instrumental in a patient’s recovery from their period of ill health. We know that many of our patients, particularly those with cognitive impairment, are more likely to have a drink if someone else is drinking with them.
In this volunteer role, your support will include:
Cardiac Rehabilitation is a program for patients with a heart condition. It supports and provides information for our in-patients and continues for several weeks following discharge. As part of the program, the patients are invited to community exercise classes and education sessions which they can attend with a family member.
Volunteers assist the program by:
This is a unique opportunity to support patients with specific needs with known or suspected dementia whilst in an unfamiliar environment such as a hospital.
Doing activities with the patients makes them less likely to try and leave the ward or walk around especially if they are at risk of falling.
Owners and their pet dogs who are registered with either Pets as Therapy/Nationwide Therapy Dogs will be welcomed at selected SWFT sites.
All dogs must be registered through either Therapy Dogs Nationwide or Pets as Therapy.
Therapy Dogs Nationwide - email@example.com
Pets as Therapy - firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers are required to drive and pick up medicines to support families who have a relative at the end of life at home, who do not wish to leave their relative. This support is so important at such a difficult time and so greatly appreciated.
Some of the tasks include:
This role is very diverse and something that will be of support and impact to the wards, patients, or visitors who require assistance.
A&E Response Volunteers at Warwick Hospital
Role and responsibilities:
You will be shown the:
As a volunteer in the Hospital, you will not be required under any circumstances to participate in the personal care of patients, e.g., washing and dressing, or lifting and handling procedures or any nursing duties.
Our vision is to improve the health and wellbeing of the community we serve, building a healthier and happier future together.