25.07.2019

Newcastle Hospitals celebrate our amazing volunteers

The hard work and dedication of volunteers at the Newcastle Hospitals was recognised at an awards ceremony held earlier this week (Monday 22 July).

Awards were presented by Trust Chief Executive, Dame Jackie Daniel who said: “Volunteers truly are the unsung heroes of the NHS, the wonderful job they do should never be taken for granted.

“We are proud to put people at the heart of everything we do here at the Newcastle Hospitals and volunteers are such an important part of this, they give up their valuable time to help make this Trust the remarkable place it is.”


Dame Jackie Daniel (R) with the Children's Theatre Escort Team

The event celebrated the valuable contribution volunteers make across the Trust as well as recognising those who have hit long service milestones from 5 to 30 years.

Alongside recognition of long service, awards were also presented for Outstanding volunteer of the year, outstanding volunteer team of the year and the #iwill Young volunteer.

The Newcastle Hospitals joined the #iwill campaign in 2017 and made a pledge to provide young people living in our communities the opportunity to take part in volunteering and to provide them with an opportunity to learn new skills, gain experience and build self-confidence, helping them prepare for work and life outside of school.

Alison Haigh Volunteer Services & Personal Touch Awards Coordinator said “We have over 300 volunteers working within the Trust and it’s lovely to be able to celebrate them today and say thank you to them all for their hard work and dedication.

“We are finding more and more people who are looking to volunteering with the Trust  and our wards and departments offer a very warm welcome and volunteers are treated as very much part of the team. The feedback we receive from patients and staff shows just how valuable and appreciated our volunteers are, without them we wouldn’t be able to deliver the outstanding care and service that we do today.”

Congratulations and thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers.

Outstanding Volunteer Award

Roger Bishop
Mary Robinson
Irene Lerche
Zuzana Puente

Outstanding Volunteer Team Award

GNCH pop-up shop team
Sunday Support Volunteers
Children’s Theatre Escort 

#iwill Young Volunteer Award

Rosie Walker

5 Years

Brenda Bamborgh
Roger Bishop
Dorothy Coates
Mona Kane
Irene Lerche
Caroline Oliver
Gordon Ripley
Howard Worley

10 Years

Margaret Bartlett
Charles Diamond

15 Years

Andrew McNeil

20 Years

Roz Glenn
Veronica Mackell
Yvonne Moore
Gary Ridley

25 Years

Beryl McNeil

30 Years

Jennifer Brown

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