A group of new Chaplaincy Lay Visitors at the George Eliot Hospital were welcomed at a special service led by the Dean of Coventry, the Very Reverend John Witcombe.
A special service to recognise the new volunteers and to rededicate existing volunteers was held within the Chapel at the George Eliot Hospital to a packed congregation. Each of the new volunteers was welcomed to the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust by Chairman, Stuart Annan and Acting Director of Nursing, Dilly Wilkinson.
Chaplaincy volunteers represent a number of different faith backgrounds and come into the hospital every week to visit patients and relatives on the wards and in other department. They share information about services offered by the chaplaincy team and to offer a sympathetic listening ear.
Lead Chaplain, Ricarda Witcome said: “Our volunteers are very important as they spend time with patients, listen and offer comfort where required.
“It is a privilege to work with all of our volunteers, some of whom have been here for many years, who are specially trained to listen to our patients and their families.”
Light refreshments and cakes were shared with the volunteers and congregation after the service by the George Eliot Chaplaincy Team.