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Volunteers’ Week 1 – 7 June 2021

Trevor Morgan

Southport and Ormskirk hospitals will be celebrating the difference volunteers make and thanking them for all their time and dedication during this year’s Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1-7 June.

Volunteers play a very important role in life at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. This has been made even more apparent due to the pandemic when many existing volunteers had to stay at home to shield from the virus. During this time, the Trust called out to other local people for help and are very grateful for the number of volunteers who come forward.

Volunteers are involved in a number of different roles including, discharge support, portering, IT, meet and greet, gardening, pharmacy, as well as running the hospital radio.

To support the occasion, the Trust will be featuring a different volunteer across their social channels each day, telling their story and what they enjoy about being a hospital volunteer.

Volunteer manager Irene Gardner explains:

“It is widely recognised that volunteers play a vital role in supporting their local community hospitals.  The service that they provide benefits not only themselves and the patients, but also staff members, who feel supported by and connected to the community.’’ 

If you are interested in volunteering at the Trust, please contact Irene on 01704 704796 or email irenegardner@nhs.net Roles range from gardener to ward runner, and each give valuable experience for anyone looking for a new role, or their first role.


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