Vol­un­teer to help pa­tients

Health board seeks vol­un­teers

The Galloway News - - NEWS - Stu­art Gille­spie

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 dg.vol­un­teer@nhs.net.

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