Patient Care Volunteers are a support group who freely give their time and help in many areas, thereby contributing to the smooth running of the Hospice and enhancing the experience of patients and residents. Roles include escorting patients to church, Occupational Therapies and events. They help patients with drinks and meals on the wards and assist with social activities e.g. bingo, music, skittles, baking and art. Volunteer drivers bring patients to and from their homes, medical appointments and social outings. Volunteers can also find tasks which do not bring them into direct contact with patients or their families. The services needed are many and varied. Find out more about the roles volunteers fill here
Patient Care Volunteers can help with residents receiving care of the older person services based in Anna Gaynor House and/or with palliative care patients, depending on their own interests and aptitudes.