We are delighted to be working in partnership with Marie Curie to launch a new Daisy volunteer role to provide support to our end of life patients, while also supporting their families and carers.
Enhancing the work of our Chaplaincy, Palliative Care and End of Life teams, Daisy volunteers will offer companionship to patients who may otherwise be alone, as well as providing the opportunity for relatives to take a break, while knowing that someone is with their loved one. Roles will be available at both Queen's and King George hospitals.
Antoinette Webber, Voluntary Services Manager, said: “The Daisy volunteer role is part of a brand-new service funded by Marie Curie and one which truly improves our end of life patients’ experience. If you’re thinking you would love to do it, but don’t have any experience, don’t worry it’s not needed – we just need the right people!
“If you are friendly, passionate, supportive, caring, respectful and a great listener, then we want you! The dedication and support of Daisy volunteers’ will help us make the experience of our patients and their families the very best it can be, at the hardest time of their lives.”
Whilst volunteers cannot currently enter our hospitals, we would like people to apply now, so that when we can have volunteers back on site we will be able to begin this programme immediately.
Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, our induction and comprehensive training programme for this role will be held virtually. Successful applicants will also shadow a staff member when they start.
If you are interested in being a Daisy volunteer, please email Cynthia Thwala (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.