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Celebrating our long serving volunteers

At this time of year we celebrate our long serving volunteers who have dedicated their time and commitment to supporting community hospitals across Wiltshire. Volunteers make a difference in so many ways; helping to improve the patient experience and supporting staff. We give our thanks to all of our volunteers and our appreciation for their achievements.

Due to the current restrictions we were unable to host our annual presentation ceremony this year, however we will invite this year’s long serving volunteers to join next year’s event.

This year we have sent certificates and our thanks to the following people – who’s combined time volunteering totals an incredible 110 years!

5 years
Sandra Burcham – Chippenham Hospital – Admin
Judy Morris – Chippenham Hospital- Gardening
Anna Davis – Chippenham Hospital – Ward
Julie Bennett – Trowbridge Hospital – Admin
Lucy Elms – Chippenham Hospital – Pets as Therapy
Barbara Paine – Warminster Hospital – Admin
Ann Johnson – Chippenham Hospital – Ward & Trolley Shop
Christine Reed – Warminster Hospital – Trolley Shop

10 years
Peggy Birdseye – Warminster Hospital – Trolley Shop
Susan Twiddy – Warminster Hospital – Ward & Trolley Shop

25 years
Bobbie Slade – Savernake Hospital – Physio Inpatients Team
Lesley Lacey – Warminster Hospital – originally helped with Hospital Fetes then set up the hospital trolley shop

Suzanne Bennett, Voluntary Services Coordinator at Wiltshire Health and Care said: “I am always amazed by the effort, time and commitment of volunteers who selflessly dedicate their free time for their community hospitals”.

Hanna Mansell, Head of People at Wiltshire Health and Care added: “We give our thanks to all our volunteers who continue to dedicate their time to supporting all types of services across Wiltshire Health and Care. These individuals have selflessly worked with us, and this is an opportunity to show our gratitude, especially in these challenging times.”

Thank you to all of our volunteers for the great work that they do and the difference they make to our patients and staff.