Host Organisation: East Cheshire NHS Trust

Be part of a growing volunteering team at Macclesfield Hospital to visit, support and chat to cardiac patients and liaise with clinical staff.

Opportunity Interests: Health and Wellbeing services
Type of Activity: Befriending
Location: Macclesfield
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Anytime

• Liaise with ward 7 clinical staff – enquire whether they have any patients who have had a heart attack:
• Visit those patients (if appropriate) and offer information about the Macclesfield British Heart Foundation Cardio Support Group
• Chat to patients if appropriate

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

Good communication skills. Two references are taken from individuals who have known you for 3 years.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

Travelling expenses @ 35p per mile up to 10 miles each way or public transport plus free car parking

What support is available for the volunteer?:

Volunteer co-ordinator and cardio ward staff in situ.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

The following are given: Statutory and Mandatory Training; Information Governance Training