Volunteers wanted to help patients at Dorset hospital

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to join a group dedicated to helping patients at Dorset County Hospital (DCH).

People are being urged to give a few hours a week playing games or doing puzzles with patients at the Dorchester hospital as part of a new Activity Squad, being set up by the DCH’s Volunteer Service.

Activities could include playing board games, doing jigsaws, singing and other activities that patients may wish to try.

Hannah Robinson, volunteer and patient experience lead at DCH, said: “Our volunteers are such an important part of the team at DCH. They give us the gift of time – which is invaluable and makes a huge difference. Our Activity Squad will spend their time socialising with patients and helping them remain active.

“Little things like playing a game or doing a puzzle can really help support a patient’s recovery and enhance their experience with us.

“If you enjoy spending time with people, have a good sense of humour and thoughts about how to support patient wellbeing, we would love to hear from you.

“We’re committed to supporting our volunteers and will make sure you enjoy your time with us too.”

To find out more, email, or call 01305 255351.

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