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Hospital appeal for volunteers

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MORE volunteers are being sought to help out on the wards at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

NHS Dumfries and Galloway is ready and waiting to recruit more volunteers to join a team of over 200 local people already providing a much valued and respected service at hospitals throughout the regio

Volunteer co-ordinator Margaret McGroggan said: “People take up the role of volunteer for a whole host of reasons, including gaining valuable experience, improving employability prospects, socialising/meeting new people, bringing structure to the week and being active. For some it’s a way building up or regaining confidence and for some it’s very simply about doing good for others.”

And Caroline Cooksey, workforce director, added: “Volunteers are greatly valued by our staff across the organisation for their commitment and dedication to making the experience for patients, relatives and carers in a healthcare setting the best it can be. In addition, they show care and concern for staff which often comes as a welcome surprise and is always greatly appreciated.”

To find out more, email dg.volunteering@nhs.net or telephone 01387 246246.

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