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RD&E celebrates Volunteer Week

Over 400 volunteers give up their time to support the RD&E by carrying out a wide range of duties to improve patient experience and enable frontline clinical and nursing staff to focus on providing patient care.


The RD&E celebrated Volunteer Week recentlywith information stalls and displays raising awareness in the hospital about thevolunteer opportunities available and the fantastic contribution volunteers make to the quality of our patient and visitor experience.

Volunteer Week 1Typical examples of voluntary duties at the Royal Devon & Exeter include running errands for patients, tending the gardens at FORCE, chaplaincy support, helping at Trust Membership events and meeting, greeting and giving directions to visitors. The RD&E has independent volunteers and also works in partnership with external voluntary organisations, including the WRVS; FORCE; St John’s Ambulance; and Hospital Radio. We also have internal branches of the League of Friends and The Comforts Fund, primarily working in the orthopaedic hospital.


Why volunteer?

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer should contact Jackie Perry, Volunteers Lead, on Thursday or Friday on 01392 406058.

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