Find out about the wide range of end-of-life care services that we offer to patients and their families. These 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 manage without considerable support from our local community. Learn about all the different ways in which you can help Prospect Hospice, for example by taking part in fundraising events, playing our lottery, or remembering us in your will. All contributions are greatly appreciated.
Prospect Hospice is a leading provider of education and training for end-of-life care in Swindon and north-east Wiltshire. We provide education and development opportunities, all of which aim to encourage learning and build confidence in end-of-life care and support.
Volunteers are central to our work, bringing valuable experience and enthusiasm to a wide variety of roles. If you’d like to help Prospect Hospice by giving some of your time, you’ll find all the information you need here, including current opportunities, volunteer profiles and the benefits of volunteering for us.
The staff at Prospect Hospice have one shared aim: to provide the very best end-of-life care to people in our community who really need it. If you’re interested in joining our team, check out our current vacancies and find out how we can support you in your career development.
A significant amount of Prospect Hospice’s income is raised through our charity shops. The success of our retail operation depends on the generous support of the local community (donating and buying goods), and the commitment of our managers and volunteers. Find out more here.
Title: Driver – Patients and Carers.
Supervised by: Voluntary Services
Role Summary/ To provide transport for patients and carers
Main Purpose: Between their homes and Prospect Hospice sites, as directed.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
In all these matters the safety and welfare of patients, carers or clients 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 the 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.
If you suffer from a medical condition or disability that may affect your driving, or if you develop a new condition or disability, or an existing once becomes worse we ask that you notify Voluntary Services as soon as possible. We all have a common law ‘duty of care’ to others, and by not passing on this information a volunteer driver:
– could put their own life at risk – could put the lives of passengers/clients at risk – could put other members of the public at risk
This role description will be reviewed periodically and may be amended according to the changing requirements of the service.
Beneficial Skills and Experiences
Suitable for someone not 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.
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