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Ward Companion - Warrington
Volunteers will support patients who are at risk of falling in the ward by breaking up their days with engaging activities, being a befriender and supporting the patients requests as appropriate while nurse staff are unavailable.
You will be helping to:
•Provide social support to patients on a day to day basis e.g engage them in conversations and provide attention to patients when ward is under pressure.
•Make staff aware of patients’ needs and requests as appropriate
•Make staff aware if patient feels unwell or they have any concerns
•Encourage and support patients to complete the Trust’s Friends and Family survey
•Take the lead and show new volunteers around the ward so they are familiar with the setting
•Co-ordinate activities around patients interests to help build a social network within the ward to help with loneliness
•Support staff to make phone calls or run errands when required
Warrington & Halton Hospitals Nhs Foundation Trust, WA51QG
Being part of a great team
Good communication and listening skills understanding confidentiality caring and friendly
befriending,talking to patients,Listening,observing,run errands
You must be over 16 years old
You need a criminal check You need an induction Accessible
Age Groups Mixed
Open from Friday 31st March 2017 to Wednesday 1st April 2020
Closing on Sunday 31st December 2017 in -55 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.