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Celebrating our NCH&C volunteers this Volunteers’ Week

Celebrating our NCH&C volunteers this Volunteers’ Week

NCH&C currently has around 150 volunteers – but we’d like to recruit more! These individuals give their time to provide a range of valuable support functions to our busy teams:

  • Admin support
  • Helping to set up furniture for groups and clinics
  • Gardening
  • Greeting and directing patients in reception
  • Organising stockrooms and cupboards
  • Supporting patients to complete the Friends & Family Test
  • Providing companionship to patients
  • Volunteering at the Priscilla Bacon Lodge Hospice

Volunteers are crucial to the NHS’s vision for the future of health and social care, as partners with our skilled staff, not as substitutes for them.

If you’d like to explore the possibility of accessing volunteer support, click here to visit the Volunteering page

This Volunteers’ Week, we’ll be sharing photos, videos, and messages of thanks across our trust social media channels. If you would like to celebrate a brilliant volunteer, email a message or photo to

From all of us here at NCH&C, we’d like to offer a sincere and heart-felt ‘thank you’ to all our incredible volunteers – we couldn’t do it without you!

Celebrating National Volunteers Week at Priscilla Bacon Lodge

“Priscilla Bacon Lodge Volunteer Anne, and her PAT Dogs have been regular visitors to Priscilla Bacon Lodge for over 20 years.

Agnes , has been visiting the Inpatient Unit and Day Unit with Anne for 10 years bringing smiles to the faces of patients, families, and staff, giving them a break from the stresses and challenges of their day.”

Catherine Wilson – Priscilla Bacon lodge Volunteer Coordinator

“Priscilla Bacon Lodge Volunteers provide great support to the PBL Team and always take time to chat with the patients and their families , providing invaluable support during some very difficult times “

Lisa – Priscilla Bacon Lodge Receptionist

“Priscilla Bacon Lodge Volunteers are an integral part of our team. They all have something different to offer, to support patients, relatives, and staff. 

Many have a personal story linked to Priscilla Bacon Logde giving them empathy at its best.

Thank you to them all.”

Paula Sparkes – Priscilla Bacon Lodge Staff Nurse