Join our trans­port ser­vice driv­ing team

Midweek Visiter - - St Joseph’s Hospice -

COULD you be­come a mem­ber of our pa­tient trans­port team?

Queen­scourt aims to of­fer care for pa­tients in dif­fer­ent ways, at the point in which they need it.

Pa­tients re­ferred to our Queen­scourt Con­nect day ser­vices re­ceive an ini­tial as­sess­ment en­abling us to cre­ate a flex­i­ble and in­di­vid­ual care plan.

This can in­clude a va­ri­ety of con­ven­tional and com­ple­men­tary ther­a­pies, so­cial work, on­go­ing med­i­cal and nurs­ing as­sess­ments etc.

The pa­tient trans­port ser­vice al­lows pa­tients, who other­wise would not be able to ac­cess th­ese ser­vices, to at­tend.

For many of our pa­tients, the pa­tient trans­port ser­vice is a great as­sis­tance.

This trans­port ser­vice is solely manned with a team of vol­un­teers who give up their time to make sure our pa­tients are brought in for their ap­point­ments and taken home safely.

Could you be­come one of the team?

We are look­ing for vol­un­teer driv­ers in their own ve­hi­cles to help bring pa­tients in from var­i­ous ar­eas, from Formby, Burscough, Birk­dale, South­port, Tar­leton, High Park, Crossens and the like.

We are also look­ing for vol­un­teers who could help drive pa­tients in our am­bu­lance.

Full train­ing on our am­bu­lance would be given.

Mike has been vol­un­teer­ing at Queen­scourt for more than 16 years as a vol­un­teer driver and Jim has been vol­un­teer­ing for more than 10 years as a vol­un­teer driver.

They help us every Thurs­day to bring pa­tients in our am­bu­lance.

We asked Jim and Mike what they en­joy about be­ing a vol­un­teer driver.

They said “It makes us feel use­ful, we en­joy help­ing the pa­tients, get­ting to know them, and giv­ing them the op­por­tu­nity to leave their homes and ac­cess the treat­ment they de­serve to get”.

If you feel that this would be some­thing you might be in­ter­ested in please con­tact our vol­un­teer co­or­di­na­tor Katy Pel­low for some fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on 01704 544 645 or Katy.Pel­low@nhs.net.

Mike and Jim are both vol­un­teer am­bu­lance driv­ers

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