Volunteer to help patients
Health board seeks volunteers
A campaign is being launched to find volunteers at the Stewartry’s cottage hospitals.
The health board is looking for people who can help out in a variety of ways at the facilities in Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright, as well as at DGRI, the Mountainhall Treatment Centre and Midpark Hospital in Dumfries.
Volunteer co-ordinator for NHS Dumfries and Galloway, Margaret McGroggan, said: “We are delighted to launch this new campaign to recruit more volunteers to take up roles in our community hospitals.
“It’s a very exciting time for everyone involved. It will be wonderful to see the patients and their families and our staff in the community hospitals benefit in the same way as they do at DGRI and Mountainhall.
“For anyone who is considering becoming a volunteer there is so much to be gained from being a part of this programme.
“People take up the role of volunteer for a whole host of reasons including gaining valuable experience, improving employability prospects, socialising and meeting new people, bringing structure to the week and being active.
“The launch coincides with the news of this award which is a boost to everyone already involved and encouraging for anyone about to take up a volunteering role with NHS Dumfries and Galloway.
“As well as providing an invaluable service for our patients and their families and our staff, our volunteers find being part of the programme to be a rewarding, fun and interesting experience.”
The volunteer recruitment team will be in Castle Douglas Hospital from 10am to 1pm on Friday, November 16. Anyone interested can also contact Margaret on 01387 246246 or email email@example.com.