The hospital is currently experiencing a high number of calls from local people regarding the coronavirus.
Please be advised, if you are experiencing symptoms that are similar to those of the coronavirus you should call NHS 111 for advice.
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.
The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
For more information, visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
We need volunteers to help on the wards alongside our nursing staff. This varied role may include chatting to patients, minor clerical duties and helping distribute meals. You may also be asked to help support ward staff with answering the telephone and the security doors as well as occasional bed making.
There is also an opportunity to assist patients who may need help with eating and drinking. Training will be provided for the meal time assistant role.
Volunteer hours – Monday to Sunday AM or PM Sessions (some early morning sessions 7am-10am)
Volunteers are required to support our busy Emergency Department. We need volunteers to chat to patients and relatives who are waiting for test results or other treatment. You may also be asked to provide a welcome cup of tea and a sandwich for those who are able to eat and drink You could also be asked to perform other appropriate duties as directed by the Manager on shift.
Volunteer hours – Monday to Sunday am, pm and evenings
9.30am to 1.30pm, 1.30pm to 4.00pm or 4- 6pm, 5-7pm, 6-8pm (2/3 hour sessions)
Many of our departments are looking for clerical support. They need volunteers to assist with minor clerical duties including photocopying, filing and answering the telephone.
Volunteer hours – Monday to Friday am, pm. Hours to be discussed and agreed, covering from 9.00am to 5.00pm
Reception volunteers are required to providing directional advice for visitors and answering general enquiries.
Volunteer hours – Monday to Friday am, pm,
Breastfeeding Peer Supporters are needed to inform, guide and support mothers and babies in order to promote, initiate or maintain breastfeeding. To volunteer in this role you will need to have had 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding experience. This role is based on our Maternity Ward, Labour Ward and in Community settings.
Peer Supporters will need to be available to volunteer 3 hours each week and commit to at least 1 year of volunteering.
Breastfeeding Peer Support Training will need to be completed prior to starting. It is a five week course of two hours per week during the evening, with the Infant Feeding Lead Midwife.
Ongoing supervision is provided.
If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers
Please contact us by calling our recruitment line on 01908 996060 or by emailing [email protected]