Health & Social Care Students Volunteer at Castle Hill

17th May 2006 10:22am - Return to press releases

 

Two first year Health and Social Care students have recently volunteered their services on a ?Meet and Greet? service as part of a work placement at Castle Hill Hospital.

 

Danielle Kamper and Natasha Hauxwell, who are currently studying on their first year of the Advanced Level (Double Award) Health and Social Care course at East Riding College's Beverley site have been placed in the hospitals crossroads section area and act as guides to patients and their supporters, directing or taking people where they need to be in the hospital grounds. This is a valuable service to the NHS Trust as the hospital is very large site with a number of different buildings.

 

The two students have been volunteering their services for over 2 months and have really enjoyed the placement.

 

Natasha from Hull said "I enjoy helping people. It is a really rewarding experience".

 

Danielle from Hornsea added "You get to meet new and interesting people. The staff are really friendly".

 

Fiona Skerrow, Voluntary Services Manager said "the girls have been part of a pilot scheme to see if we could have volunteers as young as 17 working with us and it has been a tremendous success. They have been polite, reliable and have also agreed to wear the yellow tabard so they are easily recognised. All in all it's been great having them at Castle Hill Hospital".

 

If anyone is interested in volunteering their time to help on the 'Meet and Greet' service at Castle Hill Hospital, please contact Fiona Skerrow for more information on 01482 622206.

 

If anyone has an interest in Health and Social Care and would like more information on the courses available, contact Learner Services at East Riding College on 0845 1200037.