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Invitation to volunteer recruitment open day for people with long term conditions

Press release – 12 July 2018
2018/46

Invitation to volunteer recruitment open day for people with long term conditions

Wye Valley NHS Trust is holding a volunteer recruitment open day for people from all walks of life who have experience of living with one or more long term health conditions, or are carers, and would like to help others turn their life around.

The volunteer recruitment open day will take place on Thursday 2 August 2018, between 11am to 3pm, at the Kindle Centre in Hereford, located next to Asda Supermarket, and is a great opportunity to call in and find out about what becoming a trained volunteer involves, and to meet other volunteer tutors.

Sue Tobey, Expert Patient’s Programme Co-ordinator at Wye Valley NHS Trust, said: “We provide free six week courses, each session lasting two and half hours per week, for people living with long term health conditions to help them achieve their goals and enhance their health and wellbeing, which includes managing symptoms and pain, healthy eating tips, relaxation techniques and advice on gentle exercise.

“Our courses are tutored by trained volunteers who live with long term health conditions, so they have first-hand experience of learning new ways and techniques to manage their health more effectively, and we are holding the open day on Thursday 2 August at the Kindle Centre, to recruit more volunteers across Herefordshire. 

“It is a drop in session, so if you live with a long term health condition or are a carer and are able to offer some of your valuable time to help other people, please call in to see us on 2 August, anytime between 11am and 3pm”.

To find out more about the Expert Patients Programme volunteer recruitment open day on 2 August, please call Sue Tobey on 01432 364463, email Sue.Tobey@wvt.nhs.uk or visit www.wyevalley.nhs.uk (community services).

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Note to Editors:

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a provider health services across Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve. We are the leading provider of health care in Herefordshire.

By working closely with our partners, we can make good our promise to deliver a quality of care we would want for ourselves, our families and our friends.

With an estimated annual turnover of around £180 million, we employ around 2,700 plus staff. We aim to build new relationships between our staff, patients, service users and their carers with the wider community.

For further information please contact:

Wye valley NHS Trust communications team 01432 372928 or 01432 355444 ext 5105.

 

Contact Details

John Burnett
Communication and engagement manager
Tel: 01432 372928
Email: John.Burnett@wvt.nhs.uk

Amanda Millichip
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email: Amanda.Millichip@wvt.nhs.uk

Fiona Gurney
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email:  Fiona.gurney@wvt.nhs.uk

 

Postal address:

Wye Valley NHS Trust
The County Hospital
Trust Headquarters
Union Walk
Hereford
HR1 2ER

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