Foundation Hospital Research Hotel

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Volunteering Opportunities

The Golden Jubilee Foundation has a wide range of Volunteering opportunities in both advisory and patient/family support roles. These roles are continually reviewed and new roles may be developed.

 Advisory Roles

  • Lay Membership for Forums: Support, influence and shape board policies and practices to ensure consistent development and delivery of effective, efficient and high quality health care services.
  • Research Working Group: To enable lay involvement in research. Members of the group will: develop an understanding of research in an NHS environment through regular discussion of a research topic; help GJF researchers develop research projects; sit on other groups relating to research, including the GJF Research and Development Steering Group and any related short life working groups.
  • Patient Forums: Regularly contribute towards the review of GJF policies, strategies and procedures from a patient and public perspective.

 Patient and Family Support Roles

  • Quality Walkround and Observation Volunteer: Capture direct patient and frontline staff experience through questionnaires or audits to compliment boards’ initiatives to continually improve the hospital’s quality of service.
  • Meet and Greet Volunteer: To welcome people to the hospital and help direct them to the appropriate Departments/persons within the hospital.
  • Outpatient Volunteer Escort: Support the work of the General Outpatients and Orthopaedic Outpatients Departments by escorting patients to other departments within the hospital.
  • Ophthalmology Patient Escorts: Support the work of the Ophthalmology Mobile Unit by escorting patients attending for Eye Surgery.
  • Meal Time Monitoring: Observe the process of protected mealtimes (lunch and dinner) to ensure mealtimes are supported.
  • Dementia Befriender/ Dementia Cafe Volunteer: To visit inpatients who are in the earlier stages of dementia. To assist Alzheimer Scotland Facilitator at the fortnightly Dementia Reminiscence Group/Dementia Cafe.
  • Sensory Care Volunteer: To provide support to patients with hearing loss and give advice to support patients with other sensory impairments.
  • Healthcare Acquired Infection Core Leaflets: Volunteers assisting clinical areas with displaying Health Care Information (HAI) Core Leaflets
  • Housekeeping Audits Volunteer: Contribute towards an organised and clean environment, leading to high levels of safety and delivery of quality health care services.
  • Peer Support (Heart Transplant/Thoracic (Lung)/Heart Failure): To offer patient Peer Support to patients before and/or after surgery.
  • Pastoral Care Volunteer / Patient Visitor: To support the work of the Pastoral Care Department by visiting patients of all faiths or none

Contact us now for further information, to book your space at one of our Volunteer Information Sessions, or to request a Volunteer Application Pack:

Elizabeth Rogers
Volunteer Services Manager
Telephone 0141 951 5423
Email: Elizabeth.Rogers@gjnh.scot.nhs.uk or involvingpeople@gjnh.scot.nhs.uk

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