Ward Support

Volunteers visit patients whom staff have identified as needing some company, a listening ear and/or a new activity that can boost an individual’s emotional wellbeing and support their recovery journey. Each visit varies in length and can be led by the likes and interest of each patient and volunteer. Volunteers may:

  • chat together with patients about shared interested
  • read books, paint nails, play board games or quizzes together
  • be needed to make trips to the shop
  • accompany patients to the garden for a change of scenery

Ward volunteers are required to complete confidential feedback forms at the end of their visits which will then be added into patient records. Volunteers should be friendly, open-minded, patient and understanding of boundaries. Volunteers do not get involved in any aspects of personal care.