In the last few weeks, members of our wider hospice team have rallied to help our doctors, nurses and clinical staff by volunteering in various roles around our hospices.
They’ve done a brilliant job, stepping in when our volunteers had to take a step back so that our patients, staff and themselves stay safe during these uncertain times.
We’d like to take a moment and show our appreciation to all those who have helped out, and have shown just some of them below. Please note, some images were taken before lockdown and the recommendation of the two-metre distancing.
"It’s been a great opportunity, and really enjoyable, to spend time with members of staff I would not normally work with, understand their roles more and generally improve communications and relationships between departments - and get a bigger appreciation of how the whole hospice operates."
"Covering reception has been a fantastic opportunity for me to meet people in St Ann's that I wouldn’t usually cross paths with day to day. I’ve been able to get to know some of our patients families too which has been incredible to have that chance!"
"It has been a pleasure to be able to spend some time on the ward, be a receptionist and also a cleaner. I am truly humbled by the way staff have worked together and supported each other. I've always loved being part of Team St Ann's, but now more than ever."
"It makes me feel proud of being part of such a caring team at St Ann’s."
"I loved being able to help out on the ward and meet some of our lovely patients! Seeing a smile on their faces really made me feel proud to work for St Ann’s."
I am grateful for my time on the ward serving drinks and meals, pot washing and covering reception duties because it has further demonstrated to me how important each role is in providing a unique contribution to our patients and families. We are all pieces of one jigsaw that need to fit together for the organisation to perform at its best. It has further embedded for me that by us all working together, challenging ourselves to step out of our comfort zone we can all gain a deeper understanding and awareness of the challenges each role, service or department face which can only make us stronger as an organisation. Louise Dillon , Training and OD Manager