Hos­pi­tal trol­leys: could you vol­un­teer?

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Could you be the friendly face that makes all the dif­fer­ence to a hos­pi­tal pa­tient’s day?

Royal Vol­un­tary Ser­vice, the na­tional vol­un­teer­ing char­ity, is look­ing for cheer­ful, en­thu­si­as­tic vol­un­teers for its pop­u­lar hos­pi­tal trol­ley ser­vice at Scar­bor­ough Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal.

Vol­un­teers pro­vide great cus­tomer ser­vice on the move, tak­ing trol­leys loaded with read­ing ma­te­ri­als, healthy re­fresh­ments, treats, toi­letries and other es­sen­tials around hos­pi­tal wards.

Liz Ma­son is in her sev­en­ties and has been a Royal Vol­un­tary Ser­vice café and trol­ley vol­un­teer at Scar­bor­ough Hos­pi­tal for nearly 20 years. She says: “Be­ing a hos­pi­tal vol­un­teer is a huge help to me and gives me a sense of pur­pose to get up in the morn­ings. It’s good to be able to help other peo­ple, es­pe­cially when you know that there are a lot of lonely peo­ple, some of whom never see any­one else for days at a time.

“Meet­ing peo­ple, hav­ing a chat and see­ing a smile on the faces of pa­tients is lovely. I find it re­ward­ing.”

To find out more, call Ser­vice Man­ager Caron Dixon on 01723 385102, email scar­bor­ough.hos­pi­[email protected]­alvol­un­tary­ser­vice.org.uk or visit www. roy­alvol­un­tary­ser­vice.org. uk/vol­un­teer

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