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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 150 days.
Left on Wednesday 21st February 2018 for Ward Buddy - C22 (Warrington)
I really enjoyed myself in this ward, as the staff were all friendly and helpful, and I was kept busy with talking with patients and other activities.
Left on Monday 5th February 2018 for Ward Buddy - C22 (Warrington)
Really enjoyed supporting the patients today and having a chat with them. It brightened their day.
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.