Volunteer case studies
Hazel Boyd has been a volunteer at King's Mill since 2013 and works in the Emergency Assessment Unit and assists with patient surveys.
Hazel says "Being a volunteer keeps me active, stimulated and feeling useful. There is flexibility with the working hours and there is a variety of duties which means there is something to suit everyone. Working with other volunteers, professional staff and the Community Involvement Team is great; everyone is friendly and helpful. Everyone involved is committed to providing the best care possible for patients. I really enjoy my role as a volunteer, it gives me the chance to give something back to a service we have all used at times and may need to use again in the future".
Pam Weir started volunteering at Newark Hospital in 2001. She works in the busy fracture clinic in Main Outpatients and enjoys meeting the patients and working in a busy environment. Pam enjoys the cameraderie of working with the nursing and clinical teams and feels that the role of the volunteer is to enhance the service and provide a friendly and reassuring presence to patients attending the clinic.