Volunteers' Week 2015

Date: 08 June 2015

The Trust joined organisations across the country in thanking its army of volunteers during Volunteers Week 2015 (1-7 June).
 
Approximately 350 volunteers work within Medway Maritime Hospital, clocking up an astounding 4,000 hours a month between them. They work across 70 different placement areas, making a real difference to patients, staff and visitors every day. The hospital's League of Friends and Hospital Radio operate independently alongside them.
 
During the week, a stand was placed in the main entrance to raise awareness of the vital work of our volunteers and to express the Trust’s appreciation for their dedication and support. Volunteer Jean Whittingham baked the official celebratory cake which was shared with colleagues.
 
Zoe Goodman, the Trust’s Voluntary Services Manager, said: “We have an extensive and very active network of volunteers and we are grateful to each one of them for giving up their time regularly and without hesitation. Their contribution makes a huge difference. Volunteers work in various areas and we are always keen to hear from anyone who would like to join us.”
 
Volunteers currently support the Trust in wards, reception areas, as guides, in administration and clerical roles, with Chaplaincy, gardening and in assisting patients. If you would like to find out more, contact Zoe on 01634 825246 or email zgoodman@nhs.net.
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