The Norfolk Hospice is looking for additional compassionate and supportive volunteers to help in the recently opened Dr Hugh Ford Inpatient unit (IPU) which is going from strength to strength. The inpatient service has a great team of paid staff and volunteers but would like to increase the number of volunteers so that they have a regular and reliable bank of people to either help support individual patients as a Volunteer Ward Assistant or to help cover the IPU reception desk and administrations tasks as a Volunteer Ward Clerk.

Sue Barham, the Consultant Nurse who leads the service said,

Ward volunteers help enhance the patient experience and compliment the work of paid members of staff in ensuring patients and families experience top quality care throughout their time with us. Our current volunteers get a great sense of wellbeing for themselves knowing that their time has been so well spent. The feedback, especially from families, has been amazing.

The Hospice ensures that all volunteers are well supported in their roles and will enjoy regular training and team meetings coordinated by Sue.

The Hospice is particularly in need of people who can commit to regular days and times and are happy to take on all aspects of their preferred role. This could include evenings and weekends as well as throughout the week. Please contact Davina Clarke, Volunteer Coordinator on 01485 601700 in the first instance.