A busy service at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is appealing for volunteers to come and join their ranks for the first time.
Acute Ambulatory Care Unit has been running at the hospital for many years but the growing demand for this service has prompted the need for volunteers.
More than 20 patients can be seen daily at the unit, which receives referrals from GPs, paramedics and other services to provide a range of diagnostic tests or treatments for patients who are medically fit to be discharged home.
This service urgently needs volunteers to help with important tasks such as serving food and drinks to patients, along with providing a friendly face and supporting the clinical teams.
Consultant Nurse Linda Purdy said: “We know that volunteers play an important role in the life of the hospital and their involvement in AEC will make a big difference to our patients.
“We would like to welcome volunteers to the friendly team on AEC, which is a fast-paced unit. It would be really helpful if volunteers could serve food and drinks while also having the time to put our patients at ease.”
Volunteers do not need a medical background to help on AEC and would also have to subject to the usual checks.
The hospital would welcome applications from people of any age to work on AEC and other units. For more information contact the hospital’s Voluntary Services Manager Paul Holley-Smith on 01553 613613 Ext 4687.
Pictured are: Sophie Rodwell, Lyndsay Clarke, Linda Purdy, Dr Nicola Ueckermann,Sadie Davis, Dr Betty Clayton and Vanessa Ghale-Soltani