Media Release

Thank you to our amazing volunteers for giving more than 34,000 hours to the QEH

Hard working volunteers have been thanked for donating more than 34,000 hours of service to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital with a special Christmas dinner.

The QEH is lucky to have 298 active volunteers, aged between 16 and 92, who complete a range of jobs to support the work of frontline staff.

More than 75 people enjoyed tucking into a special Christmas lunch in The Hub on Friday, 7th December.

West Norfolk Mayor Nick Daubney also attended the lunch and presented long service awards to several volunteers.


Voluntary Services Manager Paul Holley-Smith thanked the volunteers for their hard work during the lunch.

He said: “Last year our volunteers gave just over 25,000 hours of service to the Hospital but this year that has increased to 34,000 hours.

“This is a significant achievement and we are eternally grateful for the help you give to the hospital.”

Director of HR Karen Charman was also present and has praised the Trust’s hardworking volunteers.

She said: “Volunteers are a vital part of Team QEH and without their support and dedication our frontline teams would not be able to do the good work they do.

“The QEH is incredibly lucky to have such dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers, who do not only give hours of their time but in many cases years.

“I would like to say a big thank you for everything they do.”


Pictured are:

Voluntary Services Manager Paul Holley Smith thanks volunteers during the Christmas lunch

West Norfolk Mayor Nick Daubney with Voluntary Services Manager Paul Holley-Smith and Director of HR Karen Charman

Volunteer Tracey Hipkin receives her long service award from West Norfolk Mayor Nick Daubney

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