NHS Volunteers Recognised

by timpickstone on 12 June, 2019

Pennine Acute NHS Trust, which runs our local hospitals at North Manchester and Fairfield, have recognised the contribution of volunteers in an award ceremony during Volunteering Week last week.

Special events were set up at the to celebrate the enormous unpaid contribution over 500 volunteers make at our hospitals and community services each year.

The Trust decided to introduce the Volunteer Star awards this year to recognise the hard work and commitment of volunteers. Going forward, each month one volunteer from across the NCA will be chosen to win the award.

The winners of the Northern Care Alliance’s first ever Volunteer Stars awards are:

Oldham  – Allen Stearns, 67, Royal Rover shuttle bus driver and driver assistant at The Royal Oldham Hospital. Allen started volunteering in Jan 2019.

Fairfield General Hospital – Mary Bowler, 71, volunteers on Main Reception at Fairfield General Hospital. Mary started volunteering in May 2012.

Rochdale Infirmary – Tina Sheridan, 55, volunteers on the Oasis Unit (dementia) at Rochdale Infirmary. Tina started volunteering in Jan 2019.

North Manchester Care Organisation – Deborah Bodner, 61, volunteers at Crumpsall Vale Intermediate Care Unit at North Manchester General Hospital (prior to this Deborah worked on the X-ray dept). Deborah started volunteering in July 2010.

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