Nowhere is the power of volunteering more in evidence than in the wide range of volunteering roles across our NHS. Through these awards we have heard about volunteers going the extra mile to settle people back at home following discharge from hospital, volunteers providing sensitive and sympathetic end of life support to families and patients, and volunteers organising outdoor activities such as rock climbing to aid rehabilitation for patients recovering from mental health conditions.
It was hard shortlisting the teams, and we are humbled by the passion and commitment to improving the lives of busy staff, and patients in need.
Mark Lever, Chief Executive, Helpforce
Innovation in Volunteering Award
Volunteers team – Birmingham Women and Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Celebrating inclusion and diversity in volunteering
Therapeutic Care Supported volunteers – South Tees NHS Foundation Trust
Partnership working in volunteering
Healing Arts Volunteers – Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust and Northumbria University
Outstanding Staff Champion for Volunteers
Mandy McKendry – Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Outstanding Volunteering Team of the Year
Volunteer End of Life Companions Team – Aintree University Hospital NHS
Volunteer Leader of the Year
Barry Pridmore – North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Young Volunteer of the Year
Maisy Vincent – Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Volunteer of the Year
We are very grateful to Room to Reward for sponsoring this category.
Gary Thomas – Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust
Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this possible