Felixstowe Hospital, Aldeburgh Hospital, Bluebird Lodge

Our Community Hospital volunteers perform a range of tasks:

  • Providing one to one company for those patients who would benefit from conversation and company
  • Spending 15 to 30 minutes with a patient, or however much the patient can engage with you and/or enjoy the activity
  • Helping patients with activities such as crafts, reminiscing, walking in the gardens, discussion and companionship
  • Helping to produce an activity timetable
  • Informing the staff of any concerns about patients
  • Contacting local people/groups who may be able to offer assistance

Our volunteers must attend a specifically designed training session for this role which covers:

  • communication
  • activity resources
  • reminiscence tools
  • behaviour
  • information gathering
  • infection control
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