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Forget Me Not Volunteer
We need volunteers to support patients with activities whilst they are staying with us. Some of our activities will include playing games like dominos or cards, doing puzzles or reading, reminiscing and generally making their time with us a friendlier experience. If you have any hobbies or skills like playing an instrument or singing that is a bonus as activities can vary depending on how the patients are on the ward that day.
You will also need to liaise with members of staff within the ward and possibly take messages to other staff members.
The pace of this ward is a lot slower than others, being relaxed, calm and friendly.
This opportunity is flexible to fit with the days and times you are available, once signed up to this we will arrange the hours and times together.
Warrington & Halton Hospitals Nhs Foundation Trust, WA51QG
Making patients smile and connecting with them
Experience of knowledge of dementia is desirable but some training is available. If you have a hobby or interest that would be of benefit to engaging patients we would love to hear from you.
If you are in Halton there is a free shuttle bus available from Halton Hospital 7 days a week for staff and volunteers, please ask for more information
communication,support,reading,playing games,arts and crafts
You must be over 16 years old
You need a criminal check You need an induction Accessible
Age Groups Mixed
Open from Thursday 15th February 2018 to Saturday 29th February 2020
Closing on Saturday 29th February 2020 in 713 days.
Left on Monday 5th February 2018 for Forget Me Not Volunteer - supporting patients with Dementia
talked to patients, shared pictures with them to encourage them to talk
Left on Thursday 13th July 2017 for Forget Me Not Volunteer - supporting patients with Dementia
Completed induction with Tracey Beamer, learning the layout and day to day functioning of the ward. Began interactions with patients one to one.
Left on Wednesday 3rd May 2017 for Forget Me Not Volunteer - supporting patients with Dementia
I have learned about the traditions and cultures of people from within the UK as I come from a different country. I get many hours of satisfaction and have learnt many skills