Volunteer roles – Fairfield Hospital

Hospital Dining Companions

If you have ever thought about becoming a volunteer at Fairfield General Hospital, then now is a great time for you to apply!

After the great success of Dining Companions at Salford Royal, this project is now being rolled out across the NE Sector at Fairfield General Hospital.

This new project involves volunteers assisting wards at mealtimes, by offering companionship and encouragement to patients to feed themselves and feeding patients who cannot manage this on their own.

These roles are available at breakfast, lunch or dinner 7 days a week with the minimum requirement of just 1.5 hours every 3 weeks!  Please click on this link for more information and watch the video to learn more about this project (the volunteers interviewed are placed at Salford Royal where this project has already made a big impact).

https://www.pat.nhs.uk/get-involved/volunteer.htm

Please carefully read all the information on that page before registering on the website to gain access to the application process.  There is a minimum commitment of 6 months required and a full recruitment and training programme is completed before placement begins.

 

Bleep Responder Volunteers

If you have ever thought about becoming a volunteer at Fairfield General Hospital, then now is a great time for you to apply!

The ‘Bleep’ volunteering programme is a BRAND NEW initiative enabling volunteers to make an even BIGGER impact in specific areas when it’s needed most!

The new role means hospital staff can ‘bleep’ volunteers to assist in real time, enabling you to provide an effective and efficient service, resulting in positive outcomes for both patients and staff.

The main focus of this role is assisting the nursing and pharmacy teams in the collection and delivery of medication in a timely manner so that patients can be discharged home as soon as possible.  This service has been proven to improve patient flow.

Other adhoc requests may include collecting wheelchairs to support visitors coming into hospital, to supporting a ward at mealtimes and handing out meals to patients.

If this busy effective role appeals to you, then please visit our website to apply.

https://www.pat.nhs.uk/get-involved/volunteer.htm

Please carefully read all the information on that page before registering on the website to gain access to the application process.  There is a minimum commitment of 6 months required and a full recruitment and training programme is completed before placement begins.