Volunteers needed for Clatterbridge Cancer Centre's new Liverpool hospital

To support its new hospital opening in Liverpool in May 2020, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre has an exciting opportunity to recruit volunteers.
Photo of the exterior of the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Liverpool

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust is one of three specialist cancer centres in the UK, and this year will be opening the new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – Liverpool, serving the population of 2.4million people across Cheshire and Merseyside.

In light of COVID-19, they have accelerated their planned opening to support the NHS in the North West and provide additional capacity for cancer patients. The new hospital will play a vital role in supporting the NHS at this crucial time, and the opening of these beds in Liverpool will release a significant number of beds in the acute hospitals across Cheshire and Merseyside, enabling them to be used to treat patients with serious illness related to COVID-19. They are now aiming to open The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Liverpool in the middle of May 2020. The Wirral site will remain open as an out -patient facility.

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is extremely proud of all their loyal and expert staff and is now seeking volunteers that share the collective aim of enhancing the experience of patients and their families.

To support its new hospital, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre has an exciting opportunity to recruit volunteers for the following roles:

  • Meet and Greet Volunteers
  • Self-Check in Assistants
  • Helping Hands – ward-based role
  • Food and Drink Assistant – ward-based role

Volunteers must be able to demonstrate the following personal characteristics:

  • Non-judgemental and a commitment to equal opportunities
  • Awareness of confidentiality
  • Smart appearance
  • Excellent interpersonal and social skills
  • Empathetic and warm approach
  • Committed and reliable
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and have a positive outlook
  • Friendly, sensitive, caring and polite manner
  • Willingness to learn and enjoy helping others
  • Ability to mobilise around the hospital unsupervised
  • Able to work on own or as part of a team

Volunteers will need to be available from May 2020.

For further details/an informal discussion, please email ccf-tr.volunteersatccc@nhs.net.

They respectfully ask that people wait two years after receiving treatment for cancer themselves or after the loss of a loved one before deciding to volunteer, as this period of time provides emotional distance that can be beneficial.

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