Can you spare some time to make a difference?

Brechin Infirmary

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Brechiners are being asked if they can spare a few hours each week to volunteer for NHS Tayside’s Voluntary Services in Angus.

Volunteer roles range from volunteer drivers, ward visitors and meeters and greeters’ services at local facilities including Brechin Infirmary and Stracathro Hospital.

Volunteer drivers provide an important service by helping patients who are unable to use public transport to attend their hospital or doctor’s appointments - the majority of which are local in Angus.

As part of this role volunteers would collect patients at their homes and drop them off at their appointment and bring them back home afterwards.

Volunteers can provide additional help for patients and their visitors at Stracthro Hospital and Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre in Forfar by becoming meeters and greeters, helping people find their way around a bit easier.

There are opportunities available to become ward visitors at Arbroath Infirmary, Susan Carnegie Centre at Stracathro, Brechin Infirmary, Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre and Montrose Infirmary.

This role helps to bring a little cheers to patients who are in hospital and who do not often receive visitors, perhaps because their families and friends do not live close by.

Susan Hamill, NHS Tayside’s Voluntary Services Manager for Angus, said: “I am looking to recruit more volunteers to join an enthusiastic and committed team of volunteers who provide additional support and extra patient comfort services across Angus.

“All volunteers agree the amount of free time they have available, it could range from an hour a week or a couple of days a week.

“We aim to be as flexible as possible and provide ongoing support to all volunteers.

“So if you have some time spare, an interest in people and your community, then please get in touch.”

If you would like to be part of this team, or would like any more information, please contact Susan Hamill, Voluntary Services Manager, on 01356 665110.