A volunteer at Liverpool Women's Hospital has seen her contribution recognised with a special award.
Carol Byrne, a volunteer for over 2 years at Liverpool Women's Hospital, was named Volunteer of the Year at the Trust's annual Dedicated To Excellence evening in recognition of the service she provides to people across the hospital.
|Carol Byrne (middle) receiving her award from Simon Ross (Radio Presenter) (right)|
The 66 year old from Allerton volunteers in the hospital's antenatal clinic, where she helps pregnant women and their families find their way to their appointments.
Carol said: "To receive an award like this was a wonderful surprise. I love volunteering at Liverpool Women's. I get to meet some really lovely people at the same time as being able to do something to help the hospital, and the staff and patients within it."
Gina Barr, Volunteer Manager, said: "Carol is a valued team member in the Link Antenatal Clinic which looks after pregnant women from all over the world! These women do not speak English, are often seeking asylum and are sometimes confused. Carol is an invaluable source of information, calmness and kindness for these women and their families in what can be chaotic and overwhelming circumstances. Carol has given over 370 hours of her own free time to this voluntary role."
The hospital is currently looking for more volunteers to join its ranks and is asking anyone interested in becoming a volunteer to get in touch.
Gina continued: "Carol and the rest of the volunteers do an amazing job right across the hospital. They are a vital part of the everyday running of the hospital, and provide an important service to patients and their families, as well as to staff. We're currently looking to recruit lots more volunteers and are particularly keen to hear from anyone who is planning a career in medicine, care provision, or who would like to gain experience in a customer service role. To find out more or to register your interest, email email@example.com or telephone 0151 702 4368 between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday."
Kathryn Thomson, Chief Executive at Liverpool Women's, said: "National Volunteers' Week, which takes place from 1st – 7th June, is a time when we celebrate the amazing work that volunteers do up and down the country. Our own volunteers are a valuable part of what makes our Hospital such a great place to visit, and we thank them for the time they donate to us."