Volunteers wanted to help assess hospitals

1:58 pm  //  5th September 2019

Southport and Ormskirk hospitals are looking for volunteers to help with their annual inspection of patient services.

The Place assessments, Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment, involve local people assessing the hospital environment and how it supports clinical care.

They also assess things such as the privacy and dignity given to patients, food, cleanliness, building maintenance and the environment supports the care of people with dementia.

Corporate matron Claire Beck said: “A good environment matters to patients just as much as the clinical care they receive. That’s why having fresh pairs of eyes take a look is so important to helping us make improvements to them.”

Volunteers must be 18-years-old or older and need to be available for a half-day’s training ahead of the Place assessments. They will take place over two days at both hospitals on the second or third week of October. Expenses are covered including parking, lunch and refreshments.

Interested? Email Facilities Manager Sue Pearson at sue.pearson2@nhs.net or write to her at Southport and Formby District General Hospital, Town Lane, Kew, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 6PN, by Friday 27th September.



The Artful Donor

12:26 pm // 26th May 2020

A budding young artist has raised more than £1,500 for Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals after…

Covid-19 Intensive Care video helps families

10:24 am // 20th May 2020

Families unable to visit loved-ones in intensive care in Southport can now access a video…

Plasma donation for national effort

12:30 pm // 14th May 2020

A Senior Southport nurse has donated plasma into a national clinical trial after recovering from…