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Cream tea and thanks for volunteers

more than 80 volunteers enjoying a strawberry cream tea before they were presented with certificates from the worshipful mayor of Poole, cllr Philip Eades, and Madam Mayoress.

More than 80 volunteers enjoying a strawberry cream tea before they were presented with certificates from the worshipful mayor of Poole, cllr Philip Eades, and Madam Mayoress.

The hard work of Poole Hospital’s volunteers was celebrated last week with a special afternoon tea.

The event, organised as part of National Volunteers Week which runs from 1-7 June, saw more than 80 volunteers enjoying a strawberry cream tea before they were presented with certificates from the worshipful mayor of Poole, cllr Philip Eades, and Madam Mayoress.

Amanda Colman, head of patient and public involvement, said: “We have an army of volunteers working across all areas of the hospital, be that directing visitors, serving refreshments on the wards, organising paperwork or simply offering patients a friendly ear.

“Volunteers play a vital role in supporting us to provide the best services possible and their efforts are invaluable to both staff and patients.”

Poole Hospital is fortunate to have more than 200 volunteers working from two hours a week to as many hours as they can spare. The hours and duties are adapted to fit in with the lives and the interests of the volunteer, with some working during the days and some in the evenings or at weekends.

Angela Schofield, trust chairman, offered thanks to the ‘fantastic’ volunteers for all their hard work. She said: “The results of our most recent inpatient survey pay testament to the high quality services at Poole Hospital.

“A huge part of that quality is our volunteers who provide that extra dimension of care and support for patients.

“We all know how precious time is, and we’re incredibly grateful you so graciously give your valuable time for the benefit of the trust.”

If you would like to find out more about volunteering at Poole Hospital, contact Joy Janati, voluntary services lead, on 01202 448610 or email joy.janati@poole.nhs.uk

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