Hospital Volunteers

Volunteers to provide social support for patients in the hospital (not just for people with dementia) have been introduced in Mercy University Hospital . These volunteers offer company, which may be simply having a chat or reading the newspaper.   

Also, MUH has been chosen as a pilot site for a national advocacy and support programme (SAGE) where specially trained volunteers will be able to support vulnerable older people in hospital who don’t have a family to support or advocate for them. This has worked well in residential care, and it is now being rolled out to acute hospitals. 

 

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