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Ward Buddy - A5 (Warrington)

Volunteers will support patients by breaking up their days with engaging activities, being a befriender and supporting the patients' requests as appropriate while nursing staff are unavailable.

This is a flexible role where volunteers can help out throughout the evening and weekends.

•Provide social support to patients on a day to day basis e.g engage them in conversations and provide attention to patients when ward us 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 Trust,Warrington, WA51QG

Additional training where you can support patients at mealtimes will be available if you are interested in this.

- Possess good interpersonal skills including listening skills - Show commitment to support patients, relatives and visitors, - Be reliable - Understand the importance of confidentially - Understand the importance of Safeguarding - Desirable experience in a caring role

You must be over 16 years old You need a criminal check You need an induction Accessible

Open from Thursday 26th October 2017 to Thursday 31st December 2020

offered by Voluntary Services

Latest Feedback

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 .

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.

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