The Hospital Volunteer Group forms a valuable link for the Friends of Stamford Hospital. The Volunteers share the same fundamental objectives as the Friends and have a natural affinity with them. All Volunteers are made Honorary Members of the Friends of Stamford Hospital.

The Volunteers have a caring role, particularly to welcome patients who are often nervous and apprehensive. They make them feel comfortable and at home and guide them to the relevant department. The Volunteers also play an important part in raising funds for the Friends thereby helping us achieve our objective of supplementing the resources of the Hospital to aid in the provision of amenities and equipment for patients and staff. In the main they do this by soliciting books and displaying them in the reception area of the Hospital and selling them at 50 pence each. £3.000 was raised in a year for The Friends in this way and this fund raising has contributed to the purchase of a number of significant pieces of equipment over recent years. We have a display board in the corridor of the Hospital with photographs and costs of the equipment the Friends have presented to the Hospital in this way.

The Volunteers Group is organised by the North West Anglia Foundation Trust’s head of Volunteering Carol North and the Matron of the Hospital Caroline Wood who has a seat on the board of The Friends. There is an annual Training Day where training is given in Health and Safety, Wheelchair use, Fire and Smoking Policy, Confidentiality, Infection Control and Evacuation Procedures.

The General Role of the Volunteer is to ‘Meet and Greet’ patients and visitors attending the Hospital departments, supplying directions as required to all Hospital visitors, assist with administration tasks and fundraising when required.

A rota is agreed and issued for the attendance at the Hospital for ‘Meet and Greet’ duties and an approved Trust uniform is worn and supplied by the Trust. The hours of ‘duty’ spells are each morning and afternoon of your choice for two to two and a half hours duration. For more detailed information please go to the documents section of this website.

Become a Volunteer

If you would like to join this caring and friendly group please contact:

Carol North
Head of Volunteering
Peterborough City Hospital
Bretton Gate
Peterborough PE3 9GZ

Tel: 01733 676808
Mob: 07895 215243
eMail: carol.north1@nhs.net
Web: www.nwangliaft.nhs.uk