Volunteers’ reception

Pictured are volunteers at the reception.

Pictured are volunteers at the reception.

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A reception to acknowledge the work that volunteers in Dundee have contributed to the NHS in Tayside was held in Ninewells Hospital last Wednesday (August 21).

Around 460 volunteers were invited to the reception in the Ian Low Centre where they were welcomed by the chairman of NHS Tayside, Sandy Watson. The roles of the volunteers are very diverse and include library assistants, pet volunteers, health walk leaders, gardeners, flower arrangers, chaplaincy support and breastfeeding buddies.

Mr Watson thanked all the volunteers for their contributions and for taking the time to become involved in the health service in Tayside before presenting awards to those with five, 10 and 15 years’ volunteer service and a special award for 20 years plus service.

“NHS Tayside is privileged to have input from volunteers from diverse backgrounds and with very different talents and skills who provide this important service in their community,” he said.

“NHS Tayside will continue to encourage volunteering across the diverse range of its services recognising that this provides the added extra ingredient to support NHS Tayside staff in advancing patient services.”

Pictured are volunteers at the reception.