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Evidenced Outcome

Patients felt supported to connect with family/carers during their hospital stay

Evidence point

70% of the patients reported feeling more connected with their loved ones as a result of the volunteers’ support (n=27).
100% of family/carers agreed or strongly agreed that the volunteers supported them to feel connected with their loved one during their hospital stay (n=15).

Primary beneficiary


Partner organisation

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

Volunteering role / intervention

Ward Support Volunteers

Evidence strength




September 2023

Derbyshire Ward Support Volunteers - Evaluation Report - June 2023