A very successful, and well attended, coffee morning, arranged by the Volunteer Supervisor, Sue Russell, was held recently at Stroud General Hospital for all the volunteers who work at the hospital.   The NHS, together with Stroud Hospitals League of Friends, have an increasing number of extremely hardworking and committed volunteers who man the Refreshment Kiosk by the Main Reception area, provide a trolley service to the wards, help and support patients on the wards and meet and greet outpatients attending appointments.

Ingrid Barker, Chair of Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and Juliette Richardson, Matron of Stroud General Hospital were both pleased to attend as well as David Miller, Chairman of the League and Richard Hobbs, Volunteer Co-ordinator of Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. They all thoroughly enjoyed the occasion and thanked everyone for being there and all their hard work. Janet Smith, League of Friends volunteer rota organiser for the Refreshment Kiosk and Trolley Service at the hospital, also thanked all the volunteers present for their commitment and dedication and was pleased to announce that an amount of £6,500 has, so far, been given to the League of Friends from sales at the kiosk and the trolley during 2015.

New volunteers are always welcome, so if you are interested and:

  • are over 18
  • are good at mixing with people
  • enjoy helping others
  • are keen to  develop your own skills as an individual

Please contact Sue Russell, Volunteer Supervisor at Stroud General Hospital, on 0300 421 8065.

Photo shows some of the volunteers at the meeting enjoying a welcome cup of tea or coffee.