Investors in Volunteers Quality Award
Volunteers who work across NHS Forth Valley have been thanked for their contribution in helping patients. NHS Forth Valley’s Chief Executive Jane Grant paid tribute to their work at celebrations held at Forth Valley Royal Hospital to mark National Volunteers Work and the Health Board’s success in retaining the prestigious Investing in Volunteers Quality Award.
More than 200 volunteers work tirelessly in a number of areas across the organisation. These including volunteers who assist patients in the oncology unit, children’s ward, discharge lounge and help represent the views of patients and the general public at meetings and events. Some volunteers have also received training to allow them to repair and clean hearing aids in the audiology department. A number of volunteers are recruited through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP), Royal Voluntary Service (RVS), Radio Royal, Friends of Forth Valley Royal Hospital and Friends of Stirling Community Hospital.