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Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is fortunate in having more than 350 volunteers working in various areas of the hospital, some working directly for the Voluntary Services Department and others for one of the many voluntary organisations within the Trust.

Volunteers provide a valuable resource, which enhances patient care by giving practical help and support to our patients and staff.

Could you be a hospital volunteer?

You could, like many others who volunteer within Voluntary Services Department:

  • Help on wards

  • Assist with reception duties in various departments

  • Direct patients and visitors to wards and departments

  • Help with enquiries

  • Chat to patients


Interested or want more information?

Contact Jo Oakes, Voluntary Services Manager, on jo.oakes@mcht.nhs.uk or call 01270 612311.


You could also assist one of our Voluntary organisations:

Royal Voluntary Service (formally WRVS) volunteers provide a buffet bar service in our Outpatients Department and all profits are used to benefit the hospital.

The Royal Voluntary Service is currently looking for volunteers to help man their tea bar in the outpatients departments. It is open Monday through Friday. If you, or anybody you know, would be interested in volunteering at the Tea Bar, please contact Jenny Wright on 07442 163 022 or email jennyalright@live.com.

The RVS also provide an on-ward befriending service at Leighton Hospital, providing a calm environment for older patients, providing companionship and reassurance. For further information, please contact Helen Backs on 07423 467609 / 01270 278091 or email helen.backs@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk.

Hospital Broadcast Service offers an entertaining selection of programmes for inpatients, including a request service and local football commentaries.

League of Friends members raise funds for hospital projects from various patient services: hospital shop, evening/weekend teabar and a weekly stall in Outpatients Department. They also organise fundraising events and provide the Library Service.

ABC (After Breast Care) Association volunteers raise funds for various projects which have included CT scanner, MRI Scanner, Breast Care Unit. British Red Cross: Community & Hospital Support Service also Therapeutic Care.

Ray of Hope Appeal: Raise funds for the Women’s Health Unit and provide knitted baby clothes and blankets where needed.

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