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Can you spare us a few hours a week to make a difference?

Wye Valley NHS Trust is looking for volunteers who can spare a few hours a week to support the vaccination hub at Elgar House, Hereford. 

Volunteers will manage the queues (both outdoor and indoor) and offer visitors to the hub general signposting information. Shifts are seven days a week from 8.30am – 5.30pm or split to 8.30am – 12.30pm and 1pm – 5.30pm, starting in July.

Jane Ives, the Managing Director of the Trust, said “Volunteers have played an important part in supporting our staff throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. They have made a huge difference at a time when the Trust has been under a great pressure.”

It is not only the Trust that benefits from volunteers, the volunteers themselves also feel rewarded that they have made a difference. Christine Walker, a volunteer at the Trust for three years said “I feel a great sense of pride that I can play a part in the amazing work that our NHS does and would recommend that everyone, who is able, signs up as a volunteer”

Anyone who is 17 years old or over can apply to be a volunteer. All successful applicants will be required to complete a DBS and will be given full training.

For further information or to apply email volunteering@wvt.nhs.uk.

 

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Notes to Editors WVT:

  • Wye Valley NHS Trust is a provider of health services across Herefordshire and beyond. The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve.
  • 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 £250 million, we employ around 3,000 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:

Amanda Millichip, Communications Officer, or John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928

Contact Details

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

Amanda Millichip
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 372928
Email: Amanda.Millichip@wvt.nhs.uk

Fiona Gurney
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 372928
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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