Hospital Homecoming Moray - Support Volunteers Forres

  • VO91005


Description

Hospital Homecoming Volunteers help people who have a had a stay in hospital and who need a bit of extra help to settle back at home. Many of these patients are likely to be identified as isolated and lonely with low support at home. This volunteer role is not ongoing and will last no longer than 12 weeks -- just the right amount of time to help someone to recover and get back on their feet.
Support activities may include:
• Helping someone return home from hospital (put the heating on, milk and bread in fridge)
• Talking (friendly chat) in patient’s home or on the phone
• Shopping (or assisting them with their shopping)
• Transport – to a scheduled appointment
• Going for a walk with patient to gain confidence, exercise, or walking their dog
• Putting bins out, or helping with small tasks that the person may find very difficult
• Update Hospital homecoming co-ordinator on patient progress, problems, queries
• Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
Not part of the responsibilities
• Personal care (Dressing, washing)
• Wound dressing/management/medication
• Emptying of catheters or any health care management

Availability

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Restrictions

Experience required: No Skills and experience required, just a desire to help people in their own communities.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: reasonable expenses re-imbursed
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months ago