Hospital volunteer service meets with CEO
Angie Smithson pledged to meet over 4,000 members of staff when she began working at Chesterfield Royal in September 2019, and she’s on target to do just that.
With visits to all departments and community bases at regular intervals to hear staff concerns and improvement ideas, she is also working around every shift pattern so night staff and weekend workers are also covered.
The voluntary service is growing – with 177 volunteers of all ages bringing their skills and talents to teams. They are invaluable – with last year’s infographic showing just how much they contribute to ‘Royal’ life.
From driving the ‘Royal Rider’ which safely delivers patients who may suffer mobility problems to appointments and wards, to providing valuable and widely recognised ‘end of life’ support, volunteers are a vital part of ‘Royal’ life.
Volunteer Services Manager, Richard Ball commented: “We are incredibly grateful to Angie for taking the time to say thank you to our volunteers and hear their views. This is a team that gives up their own time, day in and day out, to brighten up the days of our patients, and we are extremely proud of all of them.”
He added: “Anyone who would like to join us should contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.”