Hospital volunteers to be celebrated as part of Volunteers’ Week

Volunteers at Lincolnshire’s hospitals are being celebrated for the great work they do as part of national Volunteers’ Week.

Volunteers at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT), Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) and Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) play an integral part in the running of NHS services in the county.

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Volunteers at Lincolnshire’s hospitals are being celebrated for the great work they do as part of national Volunteers’ Week.

Volunteers at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT), Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) and Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) play an integral part in the running of NHS services in the county.

To coincide with Volunteers Week, ULHT will be launching a new volunteer logo and uniform as chosen by the volunteers themselves. All the volunteers will also be given a lapel badge to wear as recognition of their valued role within the Trust.

Andrew Tysoe, voluntary services manager at ULHT said, “2016 will be an exciting year for volunteering at ULHT. We already have over 250 volunteers actively volunteering , many of whom have been with us for many years. We plan to recruit more volunteers and hope that the positive impact on the patient experience will get better and better.”

To mark this year’s Volunteers’ Week every LPFT volunteer received a letter and certificate of thanks, signed by Trust Chair Paul Devlin.

“Our volunteers make a fantastic contribution to the wellbeing of patients and their carers, and their vital input cannot be underestimated. I’m delighted that the volunteers have been recognised in this way and send them, along with all our dedicated volunteers, my heartfelt thanks for all that they do,” said Paul.

LCHS is inviting all of their volunteers to attend the Trust’s staff awards this coming September for The Emily Jane Glen Celebration of Volunteers. The celebration of all volunteers replaced the Volunteers Award in 2015 and is dedicated to the memory of Emily Jane Glen, who was a committed volunteer with the breaststart service in Lincoln. Emily Jane sadly lost her battle with cancer in February 2015 and the celebration of LCHS volunteers is dedicated in her honour.