Local hospital trust recognises its hard-working volunteers
Posted Wednesday, June 1, 2022 10:00 AM
Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust will be celebrating the difference volunteers make to the organisation and thanking them for all their time and dedication during this year’s Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1-7 June.
Volunteers at the Trust will be celebrating along with staff and supporters on Wednesday 1 June and our Chief Executive, Paul Robinson, officially launched Volunteers’ Week at 9am in the Daffodil Café at King’s Mill Hospital. Volunteers will also be presented with a thank you gift and recognition booklet whilst on duty during the week, and two volunteers will be presented with their Long Service Awards.
Tracey Brassington, Community Involvement Manager, said “We are truly blessed with an amazing team of people who, working together, offer invaluable support to enhance the care of our local community in our hospitals. It is an honour for the Community Involvement Team to work alongside our volunteers. I would like all of our volunteers to know how thankful we are for their time, and what a huge difference they make to the day-to-day running of the Trust.”
Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust currently has a total of 429 volunteers providing much-needed support to help keep our hospitals running, with 223 volunteers at King’s Mill Hospital and 206 working at Newark Hospital. An average of 874 hours are worked by our dedicated volunteers each week, which equates to 45,448 hours per year – this is the equivalent of 21 full-time positions. There are 24 volunteer roles within the Trust, which range from covering the Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) unit, wards and clinics, to working on the Teabars, Helpdesk, Community Hub and Millside Radio. Volunteers working at the Trust have been a fantastic support, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic, which is one of the most difficult times the Trust has had to go through in recent years.
The Trust is also supporting the Together coalition national Thank You Day on Sunday 5 June. The day calls on people across the country to come together to celebrate the Queen for 70 years of service, and to say a great big thank you to friends, family, colleagues, communities and organisations who have worked so hard over the last 12 months. Find out more and get involved by visiting the Thank You Day website.