Nominations sought for Pennine Acute Trust’s Volunteer Awards

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Nominations sought for Pennine Acute Trust’s Volunteer Awards
12 May 2015

THE Pennine Acute Trust is seeking nominations from staff and the public for its Volunteer Awards 2015, which recognises the hard work of its army of volunteers who help staff and patients at its hospitals at North Manchester General Hospital, The Royal Oldham Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, Rochdale Infirmary, at the Floyd Unit at Birch Hill, and also in the community.

Each year the Trust Chairman, John Jesky, hosts two Volunteer Appreciation events to thank the Trust’s huge army of over 900 volunteers for their support and dedication. The Volunteer Awards will form part of these two events which will be held in June as part of national Volunteers Week.

The general public and staff are being asked to nominate either an individual volunteer or a team of volunteers who have excelled in their roles and gone the extra mile so the Trust can provide the extras that are so important to patients in our care.

Winners for each hospital site will be announced at the local Volunteer Appreciation events and these winners will then be invited to the Trust’s annual Staff Awards event in the autumn where a Trustwide winner will be announced.

Mary Sunderland, Volunteer Co-ordinator at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said:

“Volunteers play an important role within the hospital, complementing the work of staff and enabling us to enrich, improve and extend the range of services offered to patients and visitors. These awards are a key part of the Trust celebrating success and showing our appreciation to our volunteers who give up their free time to complement the service that our staff provide. We are really proud of our volunteers and this is our way of saying thank you to them.”

The public can nominate a volunteer or team of volunteers by completing the nomination form on the Trust website at . Alternatively you can email Mary Sunderland, Volunteer Co-ordinator, who will send out a nomination form to

All nominations MUST be submitted by Friday 22nd May 2015. 

Trust volunteers work in a variety of areas across the Trust, including: 

  • On the wards
  • Welcoming and guiding people around the hospital
  • Chaplaincy volunteers
  • Volunteers to take confectionary and toiletry trolleys around the wards
  • Tea bar volunteers
  • Patient representatives
  • Outpatient volunteers
  • Mini-bus drivers
  • Library service volunteers
  • Patient Advice & Liaison Service Volunteers
  • Hospital radio volunteers