Hospital’s unsung heroes recognised during Volunteers’ Week

Date: 05 June 2019

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Hospital volunteers at Medway NHS Foundation Trust have been praised for their tireless contributions in supporting patients this Volunteers’ Week (June 1 to June 7).

Many of the Trust’s volunteers, including Dot Rust, 84, (pictured), who has been volunteering for over 20 years, gathered at Medway Maritime Hospital this week to mark the annual occasion.

There are currently more than 400 volunteers working across the hospital in Gillingham, representing both the Trust and charitable organisation, the Medway League of Friends.

They cover all areas of the hospital, including the main reception, wards, back offices, and the League of Friends Shop, and assist staff in providing high-quality, compassionate care to the people of Medway and Swale.

Zoe Goodman, Voluntary Services Manager, said:

“Our volunteers work tirelessly in contributing to the smooth running of our hospital. They perform their duties with a selfless approach, and always with a smile on their faces.

“I am so proud of the work carried out by the team who all give so much to improve the experience for our patients.”

Trust Chief Executive, James Devine said:

‘’We are very fortunate to have hundreds of volunteers at Medway who give up their free time to support the delivery of the best care to our patients.

‘’On behalf of the Trust’s board, executive team and 4,000 plus members of staff, I would like to say a big thank you to each and every one of our volunteers for everything that they do.’’ 

  • Summary:

    Hospital volunteers at Medway NHS Foundation Trust have been praised for their tireless contributions in supporting patients this Volunteers’ Week (June 1 to 7).