Penarth’s nearest hospital – the University Hospital at Llandough – is hoping to recruit volunteers to help “meet and greet” visitors and patients arriving at the sprawling hospital complex situated on the edge of the town.
It’s intended that the volunteers will provide ” a welcoming service to all patients, visitors, carers and Health Board staff across various hospital sites”.
Their duties will include making patients, visitors and the general public feel welcome by signposting, directing and accompanying them to the appropriate location. They’ll also be expected to “reassure anxious patients or visitors who may be lost or unsure where to go”and to assist with general enquiries.
Volunteers are welcome from “all walks of life, including people who have the experience of a mental health condition” . An open day is to be held from 11:00 to 14:00 at the hospital on Thursday June 2nd 2016 as part of “National Volunteers Week”.
Anyone who is interested in volunteering is asked to contact Michelle Fowler, Voluntary Services Manager on 029 21847867 or email Michelle.Fowler2@wales.nhs.uk