We are volunteers who act as a link between the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and patients, their families and carers.
We work together to:
- Listen to patients, report any issues and also represent the views of patients in decision making within the trust
- Represent patients at George Eliot Hospital and act as ambassadors within local communities.
- We support health and wellbeing initiatives organised for both staff and patients organised by the George Eliot Hospital.
- Make a real difference to our patients to ensure we have safe and caring services
Patients Forum members are making a real difference within the George Eliot.
Patients Forum members are helping a number of projects including
Getting Everyone Home - Working together to achieve a safe and timely discharge for all our patients
- Medicines Safety
- Infection Control
- Restaurant Meal Provision
- Antenatal Unit kitchens
- Development of Multi Faith room
- Health and Wellbeing
The group are also increasingly being asked to get involved in other projects within the hospital due to the very valuable contributions.
“When my career as a Practice Manager in a large Doctors surgery in Coventry ended in retirement I wanted to become a volunteer and give something back to the NHS to say thank you for everything they do for the patients” Sandra Simm, Patient Advocate
"I have been a volunteer at the George Eliot for over 14 years. I am a Hospital Advocate, and a member of the Patients Forum. My remit along with three of my colleagues is to visit the wards and outpatient areas, talking to patients and staff to make sure patients are happy, well fed and watered and all areas are clean and tidy" Eunice Rose,Patient Advocate