The Older Persons Assessment Unit nominated for Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust Award
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust held their Trust Awards in November 2014. One of the categories is for the Voluntee/Fundraiser of the Year and the volunteers on the Older Persons Assessment Unit were nominated.
The Board of Directors shortlisted the finalists and decided upon the winner and although the Older Persons Assessment Unit volunteers did not win they did make the final ten.
The Trust have issued certificates with a covering letter to the current volunteers:
The nomination reads:
“The Older Persons Assessment Unit has the huge benefit of a core number of volunteers from the Blackfriars Settlement Voluntary Organisation. Their role is to be available to support potentially frail older people who are attending the unit for assessment. This may take a couple of hours and many patients are dependent on hospital transport to get them to and from hospital, therefore they may spend a long time on the unit. Our volunteers are reliably around each day to offer refreshments, a listening ear in case someone is anxious or unsure about their appointment, to ensure that people are not left unattended n the department and to offer befriending services from Blackfriars Settlement if the person would like to join the social events they offer. I am proud and extremely fortunate to have the volunteers and I am also proud that they enjoy coming to give their time to this team and our patients.”