Friends Of The Hospital
Established in 1983, the Friends group is service centred and is proud of its unbroken commitment to the Hospital, provided by successive “generations” of Volunteers since its inception.
The following principles govern what we do and how we do it:
- Provide services in the Hospital for the benefit of patients which helps to improve their hospital experience
- Promote good relations with the Hospital so that the work of the Friends is facilitated and welcomed
- Enhance the image of the Hospital and the Friends by displaying a professional and caring approach in all activities undertaken
Our Services To You
Our services include a Library trolley Service for patients on the Wards, usually once a week, but occasionally we respond to special requests from Wards.
The Friends provide a Coffee Bar Service to patients and relatives in the Oncology/Radiotherapy Unit. This service is normally available from 10:00 am to 12 midday and from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Friends Volunteers also operate an Information Desk for patients and visitors in the Outpatients Department located at the Accident & Emergency Entrance of the hospital. This service normally operates from 09:30am to 12 midday and from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Monday to Friday. Patients are directed from there to their Clinics, to Wards and for various procedures. When needed Volunteers provide escort and other assistance, often for patients who become nervous in the unfamiliar large hospital environment.
How You Can Get Involved
If you would like to get involved with Friends of The Hospital speak with any of our volunteers at the Information Desk near outpatients. Likewise you can drop a note into our letterbox at our office near main reception. Include your contact number and we will be in contact with you. We can also be contacted via Contact Us.