Volunteering Opportunity - Ward Assistant- Warrington Stroke Ward B14, Patients can be on the Ward for up to 6 weeks or more while they recuperate from a Stroke. This can be a long stay for patients and can also be very lonely at times. Volunteers will contribute by breaking these long days up through engagement of conversation and day activities. Volunteers will provide social support to patients and help with the relaying of information between patients and staff to help relieve what can be a stressful time for a patient. Volunteers can offer timely support to patients to ensure they are having the opportunity to do their therapy exercises e.g cognitive-such as puzzles Some responsibilities include: •Support patients with their therapy exercises as directed by qualified therapists •Engage those with communication difficulties in social communication as guided by speech and language therapists •To take nominated patients off the ward in a wheelchair for social activities eg visiting the shop/café or garden •Greet and welcome patients when they arrive at the ward, department or clinic and signpost to the correct room if required .

Ward Assistant- Warrington Stroke Ward B14

Patients can be on the Ward for up to 6 weeks or more while they recuperate from a Stroke. This can be a long stay for patients and can also be very lonely at times. Volunteers will contribute by breaking these long days up through engagement of conversation and day activities.

Volunteers will provide social support to patients and help with the relaying of information between patients and staff to help relieve what can be a stressful time for a patient.

Volunteers can offer timely support to patients to ensure they are having the opportunity to do their therapy exercises e.g cognitive-such as puzzles

Some responsibilities include:
•Support patients with their therapy exercises as directed by qualified therapists

•Engage those with communication difficulties in social communication as guided by speech and language therapists
•To take nominated patients off the ward in a wheelchair for social activities eg visiting the shop/café or garden

•Greet and welcome patients when they arrive at the ward, department or clinic and signpost to the correct room if required

Warrington & Halton Hospitals Nhs Foundation Trust, WA51QG

Lovely staff to support you

communication,administration,dealing with patients,signposting,support,Good telephone manner

You must be over 16 years old You need a DBS You need an induction Applicants will be shortlisted Accessible Age Groups Mixed Starts 30/06/2017

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