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09 January 2015 at 13:30
A NHS trust’s award-winning volunteer schemes will be one of the topics being discussed at an event aimed at improving the experience of patients.

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust’s Come Dine with Me project was voted overall winner in the 2014 Health Quality Improvement Partnership Awards.

Come Dine with Me trains volunteers to sit with patients at mealtimes and give help to those who need it.

The agenda also includes a short presentation from the urology team and how the Trust is investing in technology to improve patient care.

Patients and their families are welcome to attend the two-hour event which will be held at the Clinical Education Centre, Southport and Formby District General Hospital from 12.30pm on Friday 16th January. Light refreshments will be provided.

The book a place please contact Janette Mills, head of audit and effectiveness, at

Issued by Tony Ellis, Marketing and Communications Manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 704494
Twitter @SONHSTrust

Notes for editors

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We also provide sexual health services across Sefton and West Lancashire. The Trust has a budget of £186m and employs 3,600 staff. In 2013/14, we saw 248,102 outpatients; treated 61,096 inpatients; made 305,750 community care contacts outside hospital; supported the birth of 2,766 babies; and attended