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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 criminal check You need an induction Applicants will be shortlisted Accessible Age Groups Mixed

Open from Friday 30th June 2017 to Tuesday 24th July 2018

Closing on Tuesday 24th July 2018 in 243 days.

offered by Voluntary Services

Latest Feedback

Left on Thursday 16th November 2017 for Ward Assistant- Warrington Stroke Ward B14

Lovely staff . Friendly .Very informative . Interesting and fulfilling role .

Left on Thursday 7th September 2017 for Discharge Lounge Volunteer

Made very welcome by the staff and after a slow start, was kept on my toes! I love being busy, so I enjoyed it.

Left on Wednesday 30th August 2017 for Discharge Lounge Volunteer

It was well organised and the staff were friendly.

Left on Monday 28th August 2017 for What Matters To Me - Conversation Facilitator (Warrington)

This was the inaugural session, attended by staff, board members, governors, staff and volunteers. We learned a lot from our first stab at it. I am definitely up for helping at future ones, not only to re-engage with patients and visitors but also, to put this learning into practice. I think the form needs reviewing to make the questions more user-friendly.

Left on Sunday 6th August 2017 for Ward Buddy C23

Saturday 7 January 5 hours Saturday 14 January 4 hours Saturday 28 January 4 hours 30 minutes Saturday 4 February 4 hours Saturday 11 February 4 hours From 14 February to end June - recovering knee replacement Saturday 8 July 3 hours Saturday 15 July 4 hours Saturday 22 July 4 hours Saturday 29 July 5 hours Saturday 5 August 4 hours 30 minutes

Left on Monday 31st July 2017 for Ward Assistant- Warrington Stroke Ward B14

everyone on the ward has been really helpful. Nice having more role clarity


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