Volunteer Spotlight: Andrew

What is your name?

Andrew

What volunteering do you do?

I do MICE (Monitoring Infection Cleanliness and the Environment) & PLACE (Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment) Audits.

Where do you volunteer?

At different departments across the Trust, the Involvement Centres, Alexander House, Millbrook, Bassetlaw, Highbury and many more that have slipped my mind at the moment!

When did you start volunteering?

I’ve been a volunteer on and off for about ten years.

Why did you choose to volunteer?

I got recommended by my Framework Worker as I wasn’t doing anything at that time.

Describe what you do in 100 words or less.

I go around different units to check on their cleanliness, the environment, the staff and to make sure it comes up to NHS standards.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

Meeting new people and learning different things, like Information Governance and Safeguarding.

What three words would you use to describe the NHS?

Awesome, Caring, Life-saving.

If you could give the NHS any 70th birthday present what would it be?

Give them the money they deserve and a better MP.

What advice would you give to someone who was thinking about volunteering at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust?

Get involved in activities like Audits and meet new people.

 

For more information on PLACE Audits, see a previous blog post here.

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