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Celebrating the Liverpool Women’s Wonderful Volunteers

Our Volunteers make a huge difference  

Volunteers’ Week 2023 marks the 39th year of Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), and Liverpool Women’s Hospital recognised the contribution their volunteers make to the Trust. 

At the Liverpool Women’s, we have 147 volunteers who over a year grouped together give approximately 12,000 hours of their time to help support patients and visitors, and assist the Trust in providing high-quality, compassionate care to the people of the Liverpool Women’s.

The contribution of volunteers is often unseen and visible only through the incredible impact of their volunteering, so taking the time during Volunteers’ Week to celebrate all their efforts and all they contribute to our hospital has never been more important.

We celebrated our inspiring volunteers, by hosting an afternoon tea on June 6th 2023 they were given awards for long service, certificates of hours and tokens of the Trusts appreciation.

image: Our Volunteer Diane celebrates 5 years as a volunteer, Diane volunteers at the Little Woolen's charity shop raising vital funds for services and families in the neonatal unit.  Diane said “Volunteering makes me feel useful, and gets me out and about”

Our volunteer Michael has volunteered at the Trust for almost 20 years and works in the post room and he said “ I collect and deliver the post and it’s also nice knowing that you’ve helped a patient or visitor by giving directions and assistance".

image: Volunteer Ahmed with Jenny Hannon, Chief Finance Officer and Director of Strategy & Partnerships.

Our Executive team gained an insight whilst assisting the volunteers during their shift. Jenny Hannon said: " I learned so much assisting our volunteers as patients and visitors attended the Trust. It was really clear how volunteers make such a difference"

Michelle Turner, Chief People Officer said: “Our volunteers work tirelessly in contributing to deliver services throughout the organisation in a variety of roles. They bring a diverse range of experience, skills and knowledge and they are an amazing group of people who, not only, enjoy making a difference but are essential to improving our patients journey and supporting staff wellbeing”

image: Our Volunteer Diane after being made redundant wasn't ready to retire and Diane said “Volunteering makes me feel important to staff and patients”

Gina Barr, Volunteer Service Manager at Liverpool Women’s said “We are truly blessed to have such a fantastic diverse team of volunteers who are dedicated to enhancing the journey of our patients and their families – we would be lost without them”

You can listen to Gina Barr, Volunteer Services Manager and volunteer Irene talk to Tony Snell on his BBC Radio Merseyside radio show here Tony Snell - 01/06/2023 - BBC Sounds  (to listen go to 2:20mins -2.33.12mins)

The theme this year is ‘Celebrate and Inspire’ so If you're interested in volunteering at Liverpool Women’s Hospital and would like to learn more about the opportunities available please visit our website here:

Gillian Walker, Patient Experience Matron said: "Gina and the volunteers are dedicated to making a difference for our patients, our babies, our service users and all who support our fantastic workforce.  Our volunteers are amazing"


01 June 2023