Profits from our shops, cafés and trolley services in NHS Grampian sites fund an On Ward and Home from Hospital service in the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. On ward our volunteers help improve patient experience and wellbeing by talking to older patients and offering encouragement to be mobile. With nutrition and hydration a core concern, our volunteers help patients complete meal cards, and during meal times, provide encouragement to eat and drink. Volunteers also help boost patients’ cognitive ability by providing reminiscence activities as appropriate.
Complementing the On Ward support is a Home from Hospital discharge service which provides up to 12 weeks support to patients.
Step Up is being led by Sam Ward, our Director of Commissioned Services/Deputy Chief Executive. For more information about partnership working, get in touch below:
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