How Hospital Trolleys can make a difference
Let’s face it, no one wants to be in hospital. It can be a lonely, stressful and uncertain time.
For those people craving a bit of company, as well as a healthy snack, our hospital trolley volunteers can make all the difference and help to ease the anxiety and loneliness that people sometimes experience during a stay in hospital.
Taking the time to stop and chat with patients, you can help break up the monotony of life on a hospital ward and provide a much-needed link with the outside world.
There are so many benefits of becoming a hospital trolley volunteer, including the chance to:
- Meet new people on your trolley rounds
- Form bonds with patients, visitors and staff in the hospital
- Be active and on the move
- Support patients as a bilingual or multilingual volunteer and speak to them in their own language
By volunteering to join our hospital trolley service you can help us reach more patients, in more wards, much more often.
Every hospital trolley helps to ease the stress and upheaval experienced during a hospital stay – and by bringing your individual talents to the table, you can make other’s lives a little easier in your own unique way.
You will also provide a valuable service to the NHS staff in the hospital. Since many are too busy to visit our Hospital Shops and Cafés, the trolley gives them a boost of energy from a healthy snack or a friendly chat. You can also help by volunteering your bedside manner and becoming an On Ward volunteer.
Find out more about what you can expect