Radiology Day Unit

This means providing a listening ear, being prepared to run errands for patients and giving sandwiches and hot drinks to patients, as directed by the unit staff.

Time: AM (10:00 – 13:00) or pm (14:00 – 17:00)
Uniform: Red volunteer polo shirt

Endoscopy volunteer

They are then able to go off to the concourse for a coffee or a wander because they have been informed what time to return. These little things make a huge difference to patients and their families. Endoscopy volunteers also assist staff to keep the unit tidy, and run errands as required. We are looking for friendly, thoughtful volunteers who are willing to be flexible, coping with busy times and quieter moments.

Time: AM (10:00 – 13:00) or pm (14:00 – 17:00)
Uniform: Red volunteer polo shirt

 

Cambridge Breast Unit (CBU) volunteer

Patients may have to undergo a variety of investigative procedures which may take a number of hours and involve attending different locations on site.  During what may be a very difficult time our volunteers provide appropriate support.

Times: Various
Uniform:
Red volunteer polo shirt

Macmillan Meeter and Greeter

Including patients from the rest of Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Lincolnshire. Patients attending Oncology & Haematology Outpatients may need to see various specialities and clinical staff and may spend all day within the unit. The majority of our patients visit our clinic at regular intervals over a period of time. As a volunteer, you may be the first person that patients, carers and families meet on arrival to the unit. We want them to feel welcomed, supported and comfortable, and your role will support this goal. After training, the volunteer will support visitors find out where they need to be, whether booking into clinic, guiding them to the Day Unit, Radiotherapy, to other patient support services within the Trust, and supporting with Transport. Volunteers circulate around both the Oncology & Haematology and Radiotherapy waiting areas, checking in with patients to make sure they have everything they need.

In quieter moments, you might simply “hold the space”, helping to create a welcoming and supportive environment, by being quietly visible, being there when needed, and stepping back when not. At other times, you might sit with patients who are waiting, providing them with a listening ear and helping to ensure their well-being. Some patients may want to talk about their experiences. There is a Quiet Room available in the Day Unit and also the Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service situated near the waiting area. Volunteers also work alongside other members of the Cancer Division Volunteer Team who are contributing to making Oncology & Haematology Outpatients a welcoming and supportive environment for cancer patients, their carers and families. The patient ages range from young adults to older people.

Times: Various

Macmillan Information and Support Service

Patients attending Oncology & Haematology Outpatients may need to see various specialities and clinical staff and may spend all day within the unit. After training, the volunteer team will support the Information & Support Service team ensure that anyone affected by cancer is able to access high quality, accurate, up-to-date information and suitable support across all stages of the cancer pathway. The volunteers will also work alongside other members of the Cancer Division Volunteer Team who are contributing to making Oncology & Haematology Outpatients a welcoming and supportive environment for cancer patients, their carers and families.

Times: Various

 
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