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Volunteers at Mid Staffs honoured for service at awards ceremony

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: February 03, 2014

By Robin Scott

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VOLUNTEER heroes at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust were recognised with special New Year’s Honours this week in a ceremony at Stafford Hospital.

Organisations that provide volunteer support enhancing patient experience nominated individuals or teams with 30 winners presented awards by trust chief executive Maggie Oldham.

Award-winning organisations included Stafford and Cannock League of Hospital Friends; Age UK South Staffs; the Healthy Heart Support Group and Mid Staff’s own volunteers in departments like the breast care unit and the chemotherapy unit.

“Our fantastic volunteers support our patients and staff in many ways, including helping patients and visitors to get to the right place, hairwashing on the wards, recording patient feedback, making cups of tea and providing a friendly face to people who are feeling vulnerable,” said Mrs Oldham. “Their contribution is immense and I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of them.”

A full list of winners and more photos can be viewed at www.staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk

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