BBC Hospital

 

Meet the team: Shehan Hettiaratchy

 

shehan hettiaratchy1The first episode of Hospital showed our health service at its best: dedicated, passionate staff demonstrating their professionalism during a major crisis.

We saw how all the staff pull together in the aftermath of a major incident like the Westminster attack. Whether they’re a surgeon performing a life-saving operation or a hospital porter helping free up beds, everyone plays a vital part in making sure patients get the best care possible.

Shehan Hettiaratchy, Major Trauma Director and Lead Surgeon at the Trust, is one of these people. He played a prominent role in the episode and we saw him responding to the initial influx of patients and later treating Stephen, who was visiting London with his wife, Cara, when they were struck by the perpetrator’s vehicle.

Shehan spoke to the charity about the attack, the benefits of programmes like Hospital and the charity’s support for the A&E department.

“We’d been expecting a terrorist attack in the UK for 6 months and assumed London had to be one of the most likely targets,” he said. “It arrived and then you then switch into a well-rehearsed plan and that worked very well.”

“We have a major incident plan; we’d been rehearsing for having a far greater number of casualties than this. We prepare by practicing scenarios, practicing the pathways and practicing how we respond.”

The episode showed the plan in action, with Lesley Powls, site director at St Mary’s, donning the major incident hi-vis jacket (which she’s done twice more since the attack) and A&E staff scrambling to make sure beds were free and all non-essential treatment postponed.

“Everyone performed really well, it was all very smooth, very slick and I think they performed how I’d expect them to given the professionalism that exists within our centre, all the trauma centres around the country and the NHS in general.”

Shehan has nothing but praise for the show and the way it offers a down to earth, realistic portray of the Trust.

“I think programmes like Hospital are really important. I quite like the way the production company have been very understated throughout and I think this was an episode where they could have overblown it and they haven’t. They’ve kept it simple, very understated, they’ve focused on patients and that’s why it’s a very powerful bit of television.”

“What I like about Hospital is that it tells the truth. It also challenges the public; what would they do? There are important discussions to be had about how we fund the NHS, what kind of healthcare we want and as a society we haven’t had those yet and we need to do that.”

Accident and emergency SMHThe A&E department provides a crucial service and we’ve been proud to support it in recent years. Notable improvements funded by the charity include a £3.5 million upgrade, resulting in increased capacity, and our Major Trauma Appeal which raised £1 for the major trauma centre that played such a key role in the episode.

The appeal paid for a Belmont Rapid Infuser, equipment which allows staff to quickly transfuse blood and fluids into patients at high volumes, much faster than was previously possible.

“It’s a really important bit of equipment,” said Hettiaratchy. “We get a lot of people in our trauma centre who have had penetrative trauma, particularly from knife cuts, a real problem in this part of London. We have a large number of people who rapidly need to have blood volume replacement.”

“We saw that with some of our casualties from the Westminster bridge incident and I think the Belmont Rapid Infuser really makes a big difference to what we can deliver quickly. It’s state of the art and that’s where we want to be.”

Because of the high volume of stabbings seen at the hospital, we partnered with the charity Redthread to tackle youth violence in London.

The programme helps young people involved in violence to turn their lives around by connecting them with youth workers while they’ve recovering in hospital.

“It’s been a really good initiative,” said Shehan. “We have a real problem with knife crime among adolescents and it’s really important for Redthread to intervene.”

“We often get people who’ve been stabbed once come back in again and often when they come back in, they’re dead. If we can break that cycle and break into their mindset and change their behaviour and change what people do to each other then it’s good. Prevention is always better than any kind of cure.”

“We’re massively appreciative of everything the charity has done for us. The fact that the stuff you’ve provided is being used on a daily basis, that goes to show that it’s money well spent. It’s made a big impact.”

We’re proud to support the incredible staff at the St Mary’s A&E department and will continue to do so. If you’d like to get involved and show your support to those who deal with some of London’s worst crises, please visit our fundraising page to find out how you can donate, take part in one of our regular fundraising events or organise your own. 100% of the money raised by the charity goes back to improving patient care around the Trust.

You can read more about our work to support the St Mary’s A&E department here.

 

 

 

Current volunteering opportunities 

Please note that we can only accept volunteers aged 18 and over who are able to commit to at least the minimum length of time as shown on the role description, this is usually six months.

For enquiries relating to work experience at our hospitals please visit the NHS Trust’s website: www.imperial.nhs.uk/careers/our-roles/work-experience

 

Charing Cross Hospital

Hearing Loss Support Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to support the Audiology team based at Charing Cross Hospital, as part of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. This role will be based either within the hospital or at the St. Mary Abbotts Hearing Aid Centre in Kensington. Hearing Loss Support Volunteers will provide a friendly point of contact for patients within the clinics and provide peer-to-peer support to hearing aid users.

The Volunteer:

This role is likely to appeal to someone who has a knowledge of hearing aid use, or willingness to help others learn to fix small maintenance issues themselves so that they can retain their independence. A patient and kind natured person, who enjoys explaining processes to a varied audience, would be perfect for this role.

What will I do as a Hearing Loss Support Volunteer?

  • To help provide instructions to hearing aid users so that they can confidently undertake maintenance on their own hearing aids 
  • Be a point of contact to meet and greet patients attending walk in repairs clinics
  • Photocopy leaflets and help to keep displays full
  • Pass on feedback on department leaflets to the Audiology team
  • Assist at awareness and other events (optional)

Commitment:

Ideally we are looking for individuals who can volunteer for a morning shift, either weekly or fortnightly during the week. We ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of six months with us initially.

What will you get out of it?

You’ll be volunteering with a team of audiology specialists and volunteers will be able to gain knowledge of hearing aids and the workings of the ear. If you are a hearing aid user you will be able to use your experience and knowledge to support others who may not yet have the confidence to make their own repairs. Volunteers may also gain skills in coaching and communications as part of this role. In line with our volunteer expenses policy, we’ll reimburse out of pocket expenses for travel and refreshments. 

How to apply

1)    Download the role description and application form from this website

2)    Fill out the application form

3)    Email it back to us at: volunteering@imperialcharity.org.uk 

Selection and Appointment Process

  • After we have received your application we will review it and applicants who meet what we are looking for will be invited to an informal interview.
  • Applicants will be informed as soon as possible about the result of their interview
  • The Volunteering Department will take up two satisfactory references
  • Upon receipt of those, the Volunteering Department will arrange for you to attend a Core Training day ahead of your first shift with us

We really hope you apply for this role with us, and join our team of volunteers at Charing Cross Hospital. Should you need more support with completing the application form, or want to know more about the role, contact us on volunteering@imperialcharity.org.uk or 020 3005 6391

 

 

St Mary's Hospital

Fleming Museum Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to join the team supporting the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum based at St Mary’s Hospital as part of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. This role will be based in our museum which welcomes around 9,000 visitors per year. Fleming Museum Volunteers will provide a friendly welcome and actively engage and support a wide variety of visitors whilst sharing the story of the discovery of penicillin on the site which it was discovered.

The Volunteer:

This role is likely to appeal to someone who has an interest, knowledge or willingness to learn about the story of Alexander Fleming and the discovery of penicillin. An enthusiasm for museums, curating and talking to groups of visitors is preferred. We suggest visiting the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum before applying for this volunteer role.

What will I do as a Fleming Museum Volunteer?

  • Support the opening and closing of the museum
  • Collect admission fees and serve customers in the Museum shop
  • Conduct short guided tours of Alexander Fleming’s laboratory for visitors to the museum
  • Assist the Archivist/Curator when there are group visits, including school visits
  • Supervise visitors to make sure they do not stray into other parts of the Hospital or damage/deface exhibition panels
  • Check that all museum rooms are secure and locked and when not in use
  • Ensure that the Museum areas are attractively laid out
  • Assist with light dusting of artefacts when necessary
  • Record number of visitors and add up takings from admissions and shop at end of each session

Commitment:

Ideally we are looking for individuals who can volunteer for a minimum of three hours weekly Monday to Thursday. Shifts take place at 10AM – 1PM and you will be paired with another volunteer. We ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of six months with us initially.

What will you get out of it?

You’ll be volunteering with a close-knit, friendly and welcoming team who are wholly committed to providing an excellent visitor experience to all who attend the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum. This role will provide you the rare opportunity to gain an insight into the life and works of Alexander Fleming, and to share his story with others. You will gain experience in a hands-on customer service role, and have the opportunity to gain new skills. You will receive training, support from a dedicated Volunteering Manager and curatorial staff, and a huge amount of satisfaction from giving back to your local community. In line with our volunteer expenses policy, we’ll reimburse out of pocket expenses for travel and refreshments. 

How to apply

1)     Download the role description and application form from this website

2)    Fill out the application form

3)    Email it back to us at: volunteering@imperialcharity.org.uk 

Selection and Appointment Process

  • After we have received your application we will review it and applicants who meet what we are looking for will be invited to an informal interview.
  • Applicants will be informed as soon as possible about the result of their interview
  • The Volunteering Department will take up two satisfactory references
  • Upon receipt of those, the Volunteering Department will arrange for you to attend a Core Training day ahead of your first shift with us

We really hope you apply for this role with us, and join our team of volunteers at St Mary’s Hospital. Should you need more support with completing the application form, or want to know more about the role, contact us on volunteering@imperialcharity.org.uk or 020 3005 6391

 

 

 

Outpatients Café Volunteer: Friends of St Mary’s Hospital

We are seeking volunteers to provide outstanding customer service whilst serving visitors a range of refreshments from the hospital’s popular Outpatients Department Café. With a patient, calm and friendly manner, you’ll assist visitors to the site in an empathetic and helpful way. You’ll be proficient in handling cash, with prior experience in providing customer service in a retail or catering capacity. There will also be opportunities to help fundraise too!

Location: Main Outpatients Building, St Mary's Hospital (W2 1NY).

Hours: Ideally we are looking for individuals who can volunteer at least once a week on a weekday. Shifts are available at the following times for this role:
Mondays: 10:00am to 12:30pm
Wednesdays: 12:30pm to 3:00pm
Fridays: 10:00am to 12:30pm and 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Commitment: We ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of six months with us initially.

What are the main tasks?

•To serve hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and other items stocked in the café, carrying out regular audits of sell-by-dates

•You’ll need to be able to replenish stock, which may involve lifting and carrying. You must be physically fit to be able to do so

•Handling and counting cash

•Assistance with basic housekeeping tasks to ensure smooth running of the café 

•Ad hoc support with fundraising activities and charitable events from time to time

 

What will you get out of it?

You’ll be volunteering with a close-knit, friendly and welcoming team who are wholly committed to helping patients and visitors. This will also provide any volunteer with experience in a hands-on customer service role, and the opportunity to gain new skills in a busy and thriving area of the hospital. 

In line with our volunteer expenses policy, we’ll reimburse out of pocket expenses for travel and refreshments. 

 

How to apply

•Download the role description and application form

•Fill out the application form and email it back to us at: volunteering@imperialcharity.org.uk

 

Selection and Appointment Process

•We will review and shortlist all applications received, applicants who meet what we are looking for will be invited to interview.

•Interviews will take place to give us a chance to meet potential new volunteers and for them to meet us and see what we do. Roles will be offered to suitable applicants

•The Volunteering Department will take up two satisfactory references, which we require prior to any new volunteer starting with us. Upon receipt of those, the Volunteering Department will arrange for you to attend an induction ahead of your start date with us.

 

Training provided

•All volunteers receive a one day hospital induction.

•Important safety topics are also provided via our e-learning platform for volunteers to complete during their first three months with us.

 

 

Shop Volunteer: Friends of St Mary's Hospital 

We are looking for someone to join a friendly and tight-knit team of volunteers serving members of the public, members of staff and other visitors within the hospital shop at St. Mary’s Hospital. You’ll provide outstanding and empathetic customer service with a patient, calm and friendly manner from one of the most thriving areas of the hospital site. You’ll be proficient in processing both cash payments and paypoint transactions using a till. There will also be opportunities to help fundraise too!
 
Location: The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Building, St Mary's Hospital (W2 1NY).
 
Hours: We are looking for volunteers who can commit to volunteering once a week to fill either of these shifts:

Monday: 3.30 -6.30 |  Tuesday 10am – 1pm | Thursday 3.30 -6.30 | Friday 3.30 -6.30

 
Commitment: We ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of six months with us initially.
 
What are the main tasks

•To serve customers a range of products from the hospital, carrying out regular audits of sell-by-dates
•You’ll need to be able to replenish stock, which may involve lifting and carrying. You must be physically fit to be able to do so
•Handling and counting cash
•Assistance with basic housekeeping tasks to ensure smooth running of the shop 
•Ad hoc support with fundraising activities and charitable events from time to time
 
What will you get out of it

You’ll be volunteering with a close-knit, friendly and welcoming team who are wholly committed to helping patients and visitors. This role will also provide any volunteer with experience in a hands-on customer service role, and the opportunity to gain new skills supporting one of the busiest parts of the hospital. 
In line with our volunteer expenses policy, we’ll reimburse out of pocket expenses for travel and refreshments. 
 
How to apply

•Download the role description and application form
•Fill out the application form and email it back to us at: volunteering@imperialcharity.org.uk
 
Selection and Appointment Process

•We will review and shortlist all applications received, applicants who meet what we are looking for will be invited to interview.
•Interviews will take place to give us a chance to meet potential new volunteers and for them to meet us and see what we do. Roles will be offered to suitable applicants
•The Volunteering Department will take up two satisfactory references, which we require prior to any new volunteer starting with us. Upon receipt of those, the Volunteering Department will arrange for you to attend an induction ahead of your start date with us.
 
Training provided

•All volunteers receive a one day hospital induction.
•Important safety topics are also provided via our e-learning platform for volunteers to complete during their first three months with us.
 

 

Hammersmith Hospital

Shop Volunteer: Friends of Hammersmith Hospital

We are looking for someone to join a friendly and tight-knit team of volunteers serving members of the public, members of staff and other visitors within the three hospital outlets situated at Hammersmith Hospital. You’ll provide outstanding and empathetic customer service with a patient, calm and friendly manner from one of the most thriving areas of the hospital site. You’ll be proficient in or willing to learn to process payments using a till. There will also be opportunities to help fundraise too!
 
Location: Hammersmith Hospital, Du Cane Road, London (W12 0HS)
 
Hours: Ideally we are looking for individuals who can volunteer at least once a week on a weekday, either from 09:00-13.00 or 13.00-17.00.
 
Commitment: We ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of six months with us initially.
 
What are the main tasks
•To serve customers a range of products from the hospital, carrying out regular audits of sell-by-dates
•You’ll need to be able to replenish stock, which may involve lifting and carrying. You must be physically fit to be able to do so
•Handling and counting cash
•Assistance with basic housekeeping tasks to ensure smooth running of the shop 
•Ad hoc support with fundraising activities and charitable events from time to time
 
What will you get out of it
You’ll be volunteering with a close-knit, friendly and welcoming team who are wholly committed to helping patients and visitors. This role will also provide any volunteer with experience in a hands-on customer service role, and the opportunity to gain new skills supporting one of the busiest parts of the hospital. 
In line with our volunteer expenses policy, we’ll reimburse out of pocket expenses for travel and refreshments. 
 
How to apply
•Download the role description and application form
•Fill out the application form and email it back to us at: volunteering@imperialcharity.org.uk 
 
Selection and Appointment Process
•We will review and shortlist all applications received, applicants who meet what we are looking for will be invited to interview.
•Interviews will take place to give us a chance to meet potential new volunteers and for them to meet us and see what we do. Roles will be offered to suitable applicants.
•The Volunteering Department will take up two satisfactory references, which we require prior to any new volunteer starting with us. Upon receipt of those, the Volunteering Department will arrange for you to attend an induction ahead of your start date with us.
 
Training provided
•All volunteers receive a one day hospital induction.
•Important safety topics are also provided via our e-learning platform for volunteers to complete during their first three months with us.
 

Opportunities In and Around The Local Community 

Events Volunteer

Join our winning team, become an Events Volunteer. Our Events Volunteer scheme is a new way to volunteer with Imperial Health Charity supporting our efforts to raise funds to improve patient care and support staff development at the five hospitals within the NHS Trust.

Why volunteer at our events:

  • Help your local hospitals
  • Meet new people
  • Gain events experience for your CV
  • Develop skills in communication, customer service and team work
  • Experience a range of exciting events

Our Events Volunteer scheme is a flexible way to volunteer with Imperial Health Charity supporting our efforts to raise funds to improve patient care and support staff development at the five hospitals within the NHS Trust.

We are looking for Events Volunteers for a variety of events taking place on various days and times throughout the year. Some take place during the week while others are held at weekends, so regardless of your availability there will be an event for you to get involved with.

What you’ll get as an Events Volunteer:

  • Event t-shirt
  • Refreshments including meals where appropriate
  • Certificate
  • Other goodies specific to each event where available

How to apply to be an Events Volunteer:

  • Decide which events you want to do and check you are available
  • Download the role description and application form 
  • Fill out the application form and email it to us at: volunteering@imperialcharity.org.uk or post it to: Volunteering Department, Ground Floor, South Wing, Main Tower Block, Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8RF
  • Please indicate which events you are volunteering for on page one of the application form

Once we’ve received your application form we will send you an Events Volunteer briefing pack with all of the information about us and our events to get you started. Just read through, complete the briefing questionnaire and send it back us. In the week leading up to the event we will email you with all the final joining instructions so you know where to go, what to wear and what time to arrive – so be sure to check your emails in the lead up.

 

Meet our volunteers

Joan DonaldJoan Donald

Welcome Volunteer at Charing Cross Hospital

Charing Cross is one of London’s busiest hospitals, Brian and Joan are two of the volunteers who are on hand at the main entrance to provide visitors with a warm welcome and a friendly face to help guide them. We spoke to Joan who happily shared some of her experiences and more amusing moments as a Welcome Volunteer…

“It is a very busy volunteer position as visitors arrive in waves coinciding with the arrival of the latest bus. Whilst it can be manic we make it happen by working as a team in conjunction with the reception staff, it is a continuous learning curve.

“I recently directed a visitor to the escalator to the first floor and to turn left at the top to walk towards the imaging department. The lady immediately turned left on the ground floor into the men's toilet!

"Whilst Brian and I find volunteering as welcomers at Charing Cross challenging we thoroughly enjoy it and frequently see the funnier side of life too.”

Adrian MerrettAdrian Merrett

Ward volunteer at Charing Cross Hospital

Adrian has been volunteering at Charing Cross Hospital for the past seven years as a ward volunteer, not for one ward but for two. We caught up with Adrian to find out more about his volunteering…

"As a volunteer I do two shifts on a Thursday. My first shift on 8 West involves helping the Hostess to deliver the meals to patients.  We have a system there of blue trays and red trays. Blue trays mean the patients are able to feed themselves and the red ones, patients need help with their food. When the service is finished we go around with the tea and coffee trolley and generally have a good tidy up of patients’ tables and any rubbish accumulated on them.

"My second shift later in the afternoon is on Lady Skinner Ward. We have lots of elderly patients there who have had accidents or some other illness.  I try and engage them in conversations, perhaps play games or use things like colouring books or photographs of famous people from film stars of the past, places and sights in London which they can identify with.  This works particularly well if they are reluctant to talk. I thoroughly enjoy my volunteering and can see how much it helps the patients."

Aneliese Johnson 2

Aneliese Johnson 

Volunteer at Charing Cross Hospital, A&E

Aneliese started volunteering in January 2016 at Charing Cross Hospital's A&E after moving to Shepherds Bush with her son. She'd already been volunteering at Kings College Hospital for a year as that was close to where she lived.

Now aged 29, the qualified level two healthcare assistant was keen to volunteer whilst her son grows up. She says: "I wanted to keep my foot in the door and volunteering at the hospital seemed like a good place for that. I think it's really useful and I'm learning a lot."

"My hours can vary but generally Monday to Wednesday, from 8.30 to 3.30pm, though I've also done a few night shifts in A&E which can be quite interesting.

"The things I do include making beds, making patients cups of tea, running errands for the A&E team, taking patients' temperature and talking to patients. Sometimes these small things make a real difference. I can talk and really enjoy this, I enjoy making people happy.

"I was a patient two years ago at the hospital and was hooked up to a machine and there wasn't anyone to look after my son who was with me at the time. Thankfully two volunteers popped up and looked after him for that time and I realised then how important those kinds of roles are.

"I'm an active person and didn't want to be sitting around, especially having qualified to be a healthcare assistant in 2014. I love interacting with people and really feel like I'm a part of the team when I volunteer at A&E. Staff in the department know my name, it's like a little family here.

"Every time I come in there's so much that needs to be done and I really feel like I make a difference. If I can do some things that mean the clinicians have the time to do what they need to do, then that frees up time. Volunteering can be challenging at times, I recently had to clean a bed which had been used by a patient who sadly passed away, but that's hospital life isn't it? These things happen.

"In terms of volunteering, I'm looking to carry on volunteering as much as I can until my son turns five, so that's in about another year or so.

"I've always been into caring for others and the fact that I know the volunteering is benefitting me at the same time is good."

IMG 6326Stephen Morris

Charity arts team volunteer

Stephen has been volunteering with the charity's arts team since early 2012, and has done a multitude of things for the team, from helping to establish where artworks were, to helping with the database and cataloguing. He held monthly art tours because of his knowledge of the collection across all sites and continues to be a huge asset to the team. Stephen won a Long Service Award and subsequently a Make a Difference Award in July 2016 in recognition for his contribtion.

"I started simply by approaching the volunteer services at Charing Cross who asked if I would be interested in joining the hospital radio, which I did for seven years until 2010 or so, when that stopped I volunteered with patient satisfaction surveys until a chance encounter with someone from the charity who I'd met previously who told me about the arts team," he said.

IMG 2225Catherine Clarke

Charing Cross, Clinic 8

"I volunteer at Clinic 8, which is the oncology unit at Charing Cross Hospital's outpatients department. I basically welcome people when they come in and make teas, coffees and any other refreshments they'd like. I do anything else staff ask me to that is non-clinical, but just helps anyone."

"I've been volunteering at Charing Cross for eight years. I started over on 8 West, then I moved to 6 East. I've had a break for a while and now I'm back on Clinic 8, which is great! I love it.

"I really enjoy meeting people, I enjoy trying to give a little bit back to the community whenever I can. Talking to the patients, ladies and gentlemen who come to Clinic 8 is just amazingly humbling and keeps me grounded. Basically it's a very very rewarding role to do."

"I'd say to people considering volunteering at the hospitals go for it, very definitely go for it. Have a chat with Sarah (Lennon) or Cecille (Phillips) to see what there is available and see how you think you would fit into the areas of the hospital that you would particularly like to work with. For me, this is just brilliant."

Madeleine Marshall

73df66b3-16bd-4e30-b405-be6b0e287485-largeCharity arts team volunteer

MA Paper Conservation
 
“The charity was very welcoming, work events were great fun and as charity staff we could get into a variety of exhibitions around London. I found my time at the charity really valuable: I was given training, it broadened my skill set and the tasks were really engaging. The skills I learned are directly transferable, such as, organisation skills and experience using collection management systems.”
 
Since leaving the charity, Madeleine has gone on to work in paper conservation at Tunbridge Wells Museum. 

Gemma Plumpton

IMG 5293Charity arts team volunteer

BA Art History and Heritage Management

 
“Working at the charity gave me my first hands on experience within a collection. I really enjoyed how much time I was able to spend viewing, cataloguing and handling the artworks within the hospitals. Also as a result of canvas conservation training I received at the charity, I was given the opportunity to do a conservation project at the Ashmolean Museum.”
 
After doing a placement at the charity, Gemma was offered a full time position working in the Ashmolean Museum.
 

Kinley Ryan

IMG 4812 - CopyFundraising volunteer

Graduate

 
"I loved how included I was, I really felt part of the fundraising team. My favourate aspects of working in the community fundraising team was the constant learning and observing first hand how the charity's work actually impacts the community."
 
 
Since finishing her placement at the charity, Kinley has decided to travel in Europe before going back to the USA.
 

Emma Storey

IMG 4895Communications Intern 

MSc Population Health

 
“This internship has given me the skills and experience I needed to progress in the field of communications. I was given the opportunity to write for different audiences, create content for social media and work with Google analytics. However, what made this internship really special was how welcoming and supportive everyone at the charity was to me.”
 
Emma is now working for Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity as their digital marketing intern. 
 
 
Find out about our current volunteering opportunities here
 
 


Volunteer

Volunteer your time to help improve the lives of our patients within one of our five hospitals or supporting our charitable activities. We manage volunteering opportunities at Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary's, Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea and Western Eye hospitals.

As the Trust's charity, we are committed to improving the experience and outcomes for patients. We believe that we can help our hospitals do more by expanding our scope to include the management of volunteering. Browse our latest volunteering opportunities here.

Since July 2016, 230 volunteers contributed an amazing 27000 hours to support our hospitals.

New opportunities to volunteer will be made available during the Autumn of 2017, so do keep an eye on this website as they become available.

Contact the Volunteering Department

Email:volunteering@imperialcharity.org.uk

Telephone: 020 3005 6391

The Volunteering Team

Dom Healey – Volunteering Co-ordinator

Katie Thomson – Volunteering Manager (Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospitals)

Matt Hatt – Volunteering Manager (St Mary’s and Western Eye Hospitals

Nicola Deeprose – Volunteering Manager (Charing Cross Hospital)

Sarah Lennon - Volunteering Liaison Manager

Sam Morris – Head of Volunteering

Email:volunteering@imperialcharity.org.uk

Telephone: 020 3005 6391

 

The Volunteering Team

 

Dom Healy – Volunteering Co-ordinator

Katie Thomson – Volunteering Manager (Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospitals)

Matt Hatt – Volunteering Manager (St Mary’s and Western Eye Hospitals

Nicola Deeprose – Volunteering Manager (Charing Cross Hospital)

Sarah Lennon -Volunteering Liaison Manager

Sam Morris – Head of Volunteering

 

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