Prospect Hospice has been providing end of life care to the people of Swindon and north east Wiltshire for over 40 years. Find out more about where we've come from and who we are here.
Find out about the range of end-of-life care services that we offer to patients and their families. These delivered free of charge and are designed to provide compassionate, personalised support during every stage of a life-limiting illness in every kind of care setting, to anyone who needs it.
We couldn’t do what we do without considerable support from our local community. Find out all the different ways in which you can support Prospect Hospice, including fundraising, volunteering and purchasing from our shops. All contributions are greatly appreciated and enables us to deliver care that is free of charge to our patients and their families.
Title: Minibus Escort – Patients and Carers
Supervised by: Day Hospice / Voluntary Services
Role Summary/ To provide support for patients and carers travelling
Main Purpose: between their homes and Prospect Hospice sites in the Minibus.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
In all these matters the safety and welfare of patients is paramount. The rule is never to put yourself or your passenger at risk. Be guided by the lifting and handling regulations that were explained to you in mandatory training sessions. You must NEVER lift a patient or help an incapacitated patient up or down the stairs. If a patient falls and they cannot get up independently, make them comfortable with a blanket and pillow and ‘phone Prospect Hospice for advice. You may be instructed to call for an ambulance.
At any time, if in doubt, ‘phone Prospect Hospice for advice on 01793 813355
Health & Safety at Work Act
It is the responsibility of all volunteers to ensure that the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act are complied with; safe working practices are adhered to and that hazards are observed and reported to the appropriate office.
This role description will be reviewed periodically and may be amended according to the changing requirements of the service.
Skills and Experiences
Suitable for someone who hasn't been bereaved in the last 12 months
Mon - Fri. Am & PM.
To apply for this role or for further information, please contact us on 01793 816193, email us or complete the form below and a member of the team will be in touch. Thank You.
Prospect Hospice is a working name of Prospect Hospice Limited. Registered Office: Moormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9BY. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (1494909) and a charity registered in England and Wales (280093)Website designed & built by Boson Web