Hospital Volunteer

About this opportunity

Welcome visitors into the ‘Libby & Bertie’ Lounge at Huddersfield Royal Hospital, provide help to patients and to support the smooth running of the lounge.

You’ll need to;
Check with Age UK C&K staff about priorities for the shift and any issues.
Welcome visitors and patients.
Ensure patients are aware of the location of the nearest bathroom/toilet facilities, smoking shelter if necessary and to offer refreshments.
Help put patients at ease.
Inform staff members of any concerns from patients.
Provide useful information to patients to include services they may need.
Assist and support patients during lunch times.
Calling patients relatives to inform them of discharge when required.
Undertake required training and maintain levels of knowledge.

What are they looking for?

Able to commit reliably to at least 3 hours a week for six months minimum.
A friendly and patient manner and good verbal communication skills.
An ability to relate well to people.
Be able to follow the guidance of Age UK C&K staff on site.
A commitment to Age UK C&K’s policies, including confidentiality, health and safety, data protection and safeguarding.

Date and details

Based at Huddersfield Royal Hospital
Opening hours are 9:30am – 5:30pm Monday to Fridays

How to apply

Contact Carly Munro:
01422 870060 / 07904 161724
cmunro@ageukck.org.uk