Volunteer Service

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

The trust are looking to implement a new volunteer programme called Keeping Patients Connected.  As a result of restrictions on visiting within hospitals many patients are unable to connect with their family members and loved ones. Some patients don’t have access to appropriate phones or IT equipment, whilst others may not know how to use equipment appropriately.

Many are truly distressed by their isolation and the loneliness this can cause and their health and recovery can suffer as a result.

This project will recruit and train a group of volunteers who will support patients to connect with their families using appropriate equipment supplied by the hospital.  Volunteers will also have a role contacting families and keeping them up to date on the progress on their family member.  If you are interested in this role and you would like to discuss it further, please contact Sylvia Atherton, Patient Experience Manager, phone 01228 602126 or email Sylvia.atherton@ncic.nhs.uk

Volunteer Service

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Tel: 01228 814567

www.ncic.nhs.uk