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Hospital volunteers

Hospital volunteers Feature Alison Brumfitt National Media Relations Manager,Women’s Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS) Wales provides help across 450 hospitals. Hospital Retail and catering WRVS shops and cafés provide confectionery, volunteers newspapers, magazines, toiletries, refreshments, flowers and small gifts. Alison Brumfitt describes how the work of Cafés are bright, modern, friendly places where WRVS volunteers supports older hospital visitors and patients can meet and chat. patients. Jean Kearney, a volunteer at Whiston Hospital tea bar in Liverpool, knows the difference WRVS cafés Hospital stays can be daunting. The unavoidable can make to patients and visitors: element of worry caused by illness combined with ‘I remember one day, a gentleman came in with the frustration of being confined to a ward can be his wife. He had something wrong with his hard to deal with. Lack of mobility and, in some hand. They sat down and I helped them get the cases, lack of visitors can cause isolation. For older tea on the tray, I laid out the napkins, the pastry people these problems are compounded if they and the cake neatly on their tray and took it have longer recovery times, greater mobility over their table. I always try and make people http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Working with Older People Emerald Publishing

Hospital volunteers

Working with Older People , Volume 8 (4): 4 – Dec 1, 2004

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1366-3666
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10.1108/13663666200400058
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Feature Alison Brumfitt National Media Relations Manager,Women’s Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS) Wales provides help across 450 hospitals. Hospital Retail and catering WRVS shops and cafés provide confectionery, volunteers newspapers, magazines, toiletries, refreshments, flowers and small gifts. Alison Brumfitt describes how the work of Cafés are bright, modern, friendly places where WRVS volunteers supports older hospital visitors and patients can meet and chat. patients. Jean Kearney, a volunteer at Whiston Hospital tea bar in Liverpool, knows the difference WRVS cafés Hospital stays can be daunting. The unavoidable can make to patients and visitors: element of worry caused by illness combined with ‘I remember one day, a gentleman came in with the frustration of being confined to a ward can be his wife. He had something wrong with his hard to deal with. Lack of mobility and, in some hand. They sat down and I helped them get the cases, lack of visitors can cause isolation. For older tea on the tray, I laid out the napkins, the pastry people these problems are compounded if they and the cake neatly on their tray and took it have longer recovery times, greater mobility over their table. I always try and make people

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Working with Older PeopleEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2004

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