Volunteers' news

Rita at UHDB's RDH entrance

UHDB volunteer Rita looks back at her 50 years at the Trust for NHS 75

Long standing volunteers who have given a combined total of 460 years of their time to helping others across UHDB have been honoured at a special ceremony.

The volunteers, whose service spans from 5 years to an incredible 50 years of service were thanked for their efforts and awarded certificates and pin badges to commemorate their time here.

Andrew Selby, Director of Estates and Facilities Management, spoke at the event and called the volunteers 'heroes' saying they are vital to the Trust as he provided certificates to volunteers with a total of 460 years of volunteering service.

Aymen Boud handed an award for voluntary work

Teen cadet who volunteered on End of Life ward receives award from TV star

An "exceptional and dedicated" teenager, who volunteered his time to help patients receiving end of life care at UHDB, has been given an award in recognition of his efforts.

Aymen Boud, who is 17-years-old, was handed the award after taking part in the NHS Cadets scheme, which saw him spend 36-weeks helping colleagues care for patients and their families on Ward 2 at Florence Nightingale Community Hospital in Derby.

Student volunteers recognised for their excellence

Student volunteers recognised for their excellence

We were delighted to celebrate UHDB and League of Friends volunteers recently, in a ceremony that recognised our dedicated volunteers that have supported the Trust. We were also able to recognise our student volunteers for their exceptional work they have provided during their work experience placements.

Volunteers across UHDB are celebrating Volunteers' week

Thank you to our amazing volunteers who dedicate their time to UHDB

Today, 1 June, marks the start of National Volunteers’ week and as ever on behalf of the Trust, we are forever grateful for our volunteers contribution and support to our hospitals.

Here at UHDB we have more than 610 volunteers and have actively restored over 220 volunteers back into the Trust across our five sites.

Volunteers 2022

Dedicated volunteers and co-ordinators team recognised for going above and beyond

Volunteers and the Voluntary Service Team across UHDB have been recognised for their resilience and going above and beyond throughout the Covid-19 pandemic after being awarded with a Team UHDB Making a Difference Award.

In March 2020 we paused many of our volunteering roles as the country went into lockdown. After months of being away from the Trust, volunteers who support UHDB have slowly began to return.

Tom Walker

UHDB’s oldest volunteer celebrates 95th Birthday

Staff and patients at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton have extended their congratulations to its oldest volunteer who has turned 95.

Tom Walker, age 95 from Burton, has been volunteering at the Queen’s Hospital Burton for over 20 years, first starting out as a volunteer in 2000.

The retired painter and decorator, initially started out as befriender at Geoffrey Hodges, supporting Ward 41, 42 and 43. Tom then moved across to the main site and helped support on Ward 11 which was the care of the elderly ward at the time, again as a befriender.

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