NNUH volunteers receive long service awards

Margaret Leggatt with her long service award and NNUH Chief Executive Sam Higginson

More than 50 volunteers for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have received long service awards from the Trust

Fifty three volunteers who have helped the Trust for more than five years received their awards.

Sam Higginson, NNUH Chief Executive, hit the road with Jamie Goodman, Volunteer drive co-ordinator, to deliver the awards to Janice Beck and Margaret Leggatt, the two longest serving volunteers.

Janice has volunteered at NNUH for 15 years, meeting and greeting patients and their families.

Margaret was one of the first volunteers recruited for the Big C centre when it was built. She has volunteered for 20 years in the Breast Clinic, supporting specialist nurses and patients.

The 82-year-old from Lenwade said she was looking forward to returning to the hospital when the Covid-19 pandemic was over.

“I know it is very busy at the moment and I was very touched to receive a visit from the Chief Executive and was really appreciated. I could not have had better treatment when I had cancer and I have been working with cancer patients and providing emotional support since 2000.”

Jamie added: “Volunteers play a vital part at our hospital and contribute so much to the patient experience. Both Janice and Margaret mentioned how they can’t wait to get back and continue with their roles. Over 100 Volunteers have started to return to the hospital and we hope to welcome back many others in the New Year.”

Friday 18th of December 2020 11:36:47 AM