Thank you Tea Party held for Hospital Volunteers

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A special tea party took place in Stilton this week to thank volunteers at three local hospitals for giving their time to help the staff and patients. The event was co-ordinated as part of Volunteers Week 2022, a week that takes place every year to recognise the fantastic contribution that volunteers make to communities and to say thank you. 

North West Anglia Foundation Trust, who run Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford Hospitals have 376 volunteers across the Trust.

Carol North, Head of Volunteering commented: “Volunteers’ Week has been a great opportunity to thank our many volunteers and let them know how appreciated they are. Demand for volunteer support has been really high and despite having volunteers shielding, due to COVID-19, they still provided almost 45,000 hours of support to our patients and staff last year.  

“We have recently introduced a new volunteer team into our Emergency Department which has made a big difference to patients and staff, by getting the patients refreshments, helping them connect with loved ones and by keeping them company. Our volunteers have really pulled together for every request we’ve had over the past year and I want to say a big thank you, your contribution is much appreciated."

The Trust has also continued with their Youth Volunteer Programme which gives young people an opportunity to volunteer in different job roles to get an overview of the hospital. The Trust is looking for new volunteers for a number of roles across their three sites – for details, job roles and to how to join click here or look them up at: and search Volunteering. 

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