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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

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

Closing on Tuesday 24th July 2018 in 35 days.

offered by Voluntary Services

Latest Feedback

Left on Saturday 16th June 2018 for Ward Buddy - Respiratory Ward A7

I enjoyed it and it's nice to be able to work with patients

Left on Wednesday 30th May 2018 for Ward Buddy - Respiratory Ward A7

Excellent ward

Left on Tuesday 24th April 2018 for Ward Buddy - C22 (Warrington)

I really enjoyed my time on the ward, felt included, kept busy, very friendly team

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 .