Many Community Hospitals have volunteers who enhance patient care and the patients' experience whilst either an inpatient or outpatient. The extra support that volunteers provide is essential to the successful running of many services provided in community hospitals.
Volunteers may be recruited through:
Volunteering opportunity are very varied and can range from administrative support to direct patient contact such as ward, outpatient clinics, day care activities, or as simple as giving time and friendship.
Benefits to volunteers
Benefits for volunteers can include:
There are many examples of excellent volunteer projects in community hospitals throughout the country with some being recognised by the Community Hospitals Innovations and Best Practice Awards.