We need experienced complementary therapists to volunteer and help our patients

St Ann's is appealing for experienced complementary therapists interested in volunteering their time to help patients.

By News Team on May 3, 2017

Complimentary therapy session

Staff in our complementary therapy team are in need of support from volunteers qualified to provide patients, their families and carers with aromatherapy, Indian head massage, reflexology, therapeutic massage or reiki.

At St Ann’s we care for our patients in many different ways to ensure we’re meeting each of their individual needs. Some of our patients benefit from receiving complementary therapies, and we have a team of staff who provide these across our three hospice sites. We already have some experienced volunteers who kindly donate their time to support the delivery of our therapies across our sites, however, as we support hundreds of patients every year, we are looking for the help of even more volunteers who can help staff by providing therapies to people from across Greater Manchester. Emma Barclay, Rehabilitation Team Leader

St Ann’s cares for local people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses from our three sites in Heald Green, Salford and at the Neil Cliffe Centre in Wythenshawe Hospital, and also via community services delivered in people’s own homes.

We’d love to hear from anyone qualified in any of the disciplines mentioned, with a minimum of one year’s experience, who would be interested in joining the team as a volunteer. A full induction will be provided to any successful applicants. It is a really rewarding role, especially when you see the tangible impact the therapies have on a patient’s wellbeing. Emma Barclay, Rehabilitation Team Leader

For more information, or to apply to be a complementary therapy volunteer, please contact Kathy Collins, Volunteer Manager on 0161 498 3653 or email kcollins@sah.org.uk

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