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URGENT call to action – Salisbury District Hospital needs extra volunteers

by Michael Ford last modified 22 Jan, 2021 12:28 PM

We are looking for assistance with 2 volunteer roles - Ward Buddies and Mass Vaccination Centre Volunteers - as described below.

Ward Buddies
This role supports ward staff to enable them to concentrate on the clinical tasks. Tasks will include moving equipment, answering the telephones, running errands, maintaining cleanliness of ward kitchen and general tidying up of patient areas, making patient drinks and delivering food. Full PPE will be issued as well as volunteer t-shirts. Enhanced buddy roles with more patient contact, such as feeding some patients, will require enhanced PPE. There will be a fast track deployment so most of the training will be on the job. We’re looking for you to ideally commit to a 2 – 4 hour session once a week every week for the foreseeable future. Volunteers need to complete a health questionnaire and health risk assessment as part of the recruitment process in order to ensure a suitable match. You must be over 17 years of age, fit and able to do a full shift on your feet and feel comfortable working under your own initiative within defined parameters, in an environment that may feel pressured at times. Free parking at the hospital is available when on shift and/ or reasonable travel expenses will be paid.

Mass Vaccination Centre Volunteers
There is a new mass vaccination centre opening in Salisbury city centre week beginning 25th January, and potentially running through to the Summer. We are looking for volunteers to help marshal to move people through the vaccination hub from beginning to end, keeping orderly queue management and some administrative roles booking people in, etc. This role requires you to be on your feet for potentially long periods of time. We’re looking for you to ideally commit to a 4 hour session once a week for at least a month. Surgical masks will be worn. A simple fast track recruitment process will take place, including a health risk assessment. There will be on the job training. Free parking in Salisbury city centre will be available when on shift.

If you are interested in either or both roles, please email us on stating which role is of interest, your name and contact details, and for the ward buddy whether you have any previous experience volunteering or working in a hospital or medical environment, which is not necessary but could be beneficial.

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