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Ward Companion- Halton Hospital Site Ward B1
We are looking for people to come along and help break the day up for our patients on B1 who have a long stay with us while they recuperate from an operation or illness. Our patients are with us for a minimum of six weeks and tend to be older people.
We want people to come along on the ward and engage the patients in activities and conversation. Often a long stay in hospital is a lonely experience and we want to make the day go faster.
We need people to come in and help with a variety of tasks. Every volunteer will have something to give. Activities may include:
talking to our patients
engage them in activities such as playing games or dominoes or similar
Relaying messages between patients and staff
supporting at meal times
offering social support
If you have a specific activity that you enjoy and would like to share, please let us know we are open to new ideas and suggestions
Halton Hospital, WA72DA
communication, ability to approach and engage with patients,
communication,dealing with patients
You must be over 16 years old
You need a criminal check You need an induction Accessible
Open from Monday 16th April 2018 to Sunday 1st December 2019
Closing on Saturday 1st December 2018 in 137 days.
Left on Thursday 24th May 2018 for Ward Companion- Halton Hospital Site Ward B1
Started being a ward companion on B1, Meeting all the patients was great, offering them tea and coffee really made it easier to talk to some patients. Hearing about there day and trying to bring a smile to them I found fulfilling.
Left on Monday 14th August 2017 for Ward Buddy
I really enjoyed talking with Victoria and she opened up and conversed with me.