Supporting patients and families on our Bedded Unit
The Bedded Unit has been open since 2005, providing round-the-clock care to patients who have a life-limiting illness, and whose symptoms have become too complex to be treated at home.
We have a team of volunteers who help support the nurses on the Bedded Unit, making it welcoming to visitors and restful for our patients. While our doctors and nurses provide the highest level of medical care, it is our volunteers that provide that homely atmosphere by welcoming visitors, taking time to sit with patients or simply making a cup of tea for their relatives.
In particular, our volunteers help out at meal times, which can often be the busiest times, once again providing that extra special support. The role is varied and can also include answering the telephone, reading with a patient, assisting a nurse to take a patient for a stroll around the garden and much more. It is a warm-hearted and lovely environment and our volunteers help people through one of the toughest times in their lives.
Meet our volunteers
We have over 400 volunteers working in every facet of what we do; here you can read about a few of them.