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Volunteers mark more than 700 years’ service at our Derby Hospitals

VOLUNTEERS who have given more than 700 years’ service to the Royal Derby Hospital and London Road Community Hospital have been recognised in an event which celebrated their generosity and loyal support.

More than 50 volunteers from all areas of the Trust received awards to mark 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and even 35 years of service.

In total, those receiving awards had completed 725 years with the Trust.

Christine Fielding and Pauline Fretwell, the two longest serving volunteers, both started volunteering 35 years ago. Christine volunteers at for the League of Friends at the Royal Derby Hospital and Pauline volunteers at for the League of Friends at the London Road Community Hospital.

There are over 800 volunteers working at the Royal Derby Hospital and London Road Community Hospital, in a large variety of roles. They range from Trust volunteers, who greet patients, drive the buggies and support patients who leave hospital, to the two League of Friends groups and Friends of the Baby Unit. There are also volunteers working in Sight Support, Chaplaincy and in the Nightingale Macmillan Unit.

Our Burton volunteers Long Service Awards will be taking place on Wednesday, 22 May.