University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

At the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay, our volunteers work with patients to reduce frailty On Ward by providing bespoke one to one or group based resistance exercise 7 days a week. Alongside this work volunteers also provide guidance on the importance of nutrition (eg high protein meals) and hydration (eg to reduce falls, delirium, UTIs). They support patients at risk of falls, working more intensively with them during their stay.

"The Royal Voluntary Service On Ward service is about improving patient care and experience and our aim is to make our patients’ stay at hospital less stressful, less anxiety provoking, and less lonely. Every penny of profit from the Royal Voluntary Service shops and cafés is invested into the supervision and guidance that is needed to train the volunteers and run the On Ward service."

Barry Rigg, Community Engagement Manager at Morecambe Bay Hospital

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