Celebrating volunteering in NHS Tayside

Celebrating volunteering in NHS Tayside

TUESDAY, 6 JUNE, 2017

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Celebrating volunteering in NHS Tayside

A reception to acknowledge the work that volunteers across Tayside have contributed to the NHS in Tayside was held in The Steeple today (Tuesday, 6 June).

NHS Tayside volunteers were invited to the reception in The Steeple where they were welcomed by NHS Tayside Chairman Professor John Connell.

There are more than 1000 volunteers across NHS Tayside carrying out many roles including meeters and greeters, patient transport, library assistants, health walk leaders, gardeners, flower arrangers, listening volunteers and breastfeeding buddies.

Volunteers come from all walks of life making valuable contributions which enhance the patient experience. People come to volunteering for many different reasons – to give something back, to learn new skills, to meet new people, to keep active but all have the same thing in common – to make a difference.

Professor Connell 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 5, 10 and 15 years’ volunteer service. He also presented a special award to three volunteers who have each given twenty years’ service.

Professor Connell said, “NHS Tayside is extremely privileged to have the support of so many dedicated volunteers from a range of backgrounds who bring with them their individual talents and skills.

“This celebration today acknowledges the important roles that our volunteers in NHS Tayside and across the community carry out every single day.

“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 and helping to provide the best care.”

Contact:

Anna Michie

NHS Tayside Communications

01382 424138