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Volunteering

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is fortunate in having around 300 volunteers over its three sites (Leighton Hospital, Northwich Infirmary and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford). Volunteers provide a valuable resource, which enhances patient care by giving practical help and support to our patients and staff.


Could you be a hospital volunteer?

You could, like many others who volunteer within Voluntary Services Department:

  • Help on wards, including serving refreshments and assisting with meal times

  • Assist with reception duties in various departments

  • Direct patients and visitors to wards and departments

  • Help with enquiries

  • Chat to patients

  • Garden projects

  • Chaplaincy volunteers

  • Administration and clerical support across a range of departments 


Interested or want more information?

Contact Jo Oakes, Voluntary Services Manager, on jo.oakes@mcht.nhs.uk or call 01270 612311. 

You could also assist one of our Voluntary organisations:

Royal Voluntary Service (formally WRVS) volunteers provide a buffet bar service in our Outpatients Department and all profits are used to benefit the hospital.

Royal Voluntary Service is looking for volunteers to assist in their tea bar located in the Outpatients Department at Leighton Hospital. Please contact Phil Glover on 07930 287413 or email phil.glover@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

Royal Voluntary Service also provides an on-ward befriending service at Leighton Hospital. Volunteers provide a little company and reassurance to older patients during their hospital stay. For further information, please contact Chris Hannan on 07920416821 / 01270 278091 or email chris.hannan@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk.

Hospital Broadcast Service offers an entertaining selection of programmes for inpatients, including a request service and local football commentaries.

League of Friends members raise funds for hospital projects from various patient services: hospital shop, evening/weekend teabar and a weekly stall in Outpatients Department. They also organise fundraising events and provide the Library Service.

ABC (After Breast Care) Association volunteers raise funds for various projects which have included CT scanner, MRI Scanner, Breast Care Unit. British Red Cross: Community & Hospital Support Service also Therapeutic Care.

Ray of Hope Appeal: Raise funds for the Women’s Health Unit and provide knitted baby clothes and blankets where needed.

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