Type Patient contact role
Location Taunton In-patient Unit
Commitment Weekly, fortnightly, monthly or relief

Ward volunteers provide valuable support to the clinical staff in the provision of hospitality services. Duties include providing drinks and delivering meals or snacks to patients and relatives. Social interactions with patients and visitors are required, ensuring they are made to feel welcome and put at ease.

Ward volunteers provide beverages for patients and visitors and assist with serving patient meals. Our ward volunteers provide the “finishing touches” to patient and visitor hospitality which helps ensure a welcoming and caring environment.

Ward volunteers support the specialist staff (doctors, nurses etc) by allowing them to focus on palliative nursing and medical needs.

Volunteers are not involved with any form of patient care as this is provided by the nursing team.

If you would like to learn more about this rewarding role, please contact Susan Wilmott by emailing susan.wilmott@st-margarets-hospice.org.uk, or call 01823 259394.