Cwm Taf Health Board is looking for volunteers to provide a befriending service to patients and support staff on the wards in Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda.
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Cwm Taf Health Board is looking for volunteers to offer a befriending service to patients and support staff on the wards in Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda.
The pilot ward volunteer scheme will introduce friendly faces at the bedside to support those patients who need help with general issues, such as reading or writing or even to just share general conversations.
Rebecca Aylward, a senior nurse involved in the befriending scheme, said: “This will further enhance our patients’ experience while they are in hospital. The volunteers will work alongside the nursing teams supporting patients and their families in a bid to make their hospital stay a positive one”.
Strict confidence is essential and the volunteer will need to offer at least four hours a week of their time.
Volunteers’ duties will vary from ward to ward but further details will be available at a workshop at Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda on November 26 at 3pm at Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda. To book a place or for more details about the befriending scheme, please contact Kathryn Doughton on 01443 744819 or email firstname.lastname@example.org