The Only National Awards For Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS Staff & Volunteers
Volunteer of the year
Individual or Team Nomination?
In these challenging times, nominators were asked to show how the nominee had demonstrated the following qualities:
- Exceptional work ethic - going above and beyond their job description, especially in the past 12 months.
- Outstanding achievement/s in work or outside of the organisation where relevant.
- Drive for innovation and proactive leadership in these challenging times.
- High level of interpersonal skills, such as kindness, empathy, loyalty and thoughtfulness to staff and patients.
- A resilience considering Covid to their role and to the health and wellbeing of their colleagues.
Nominee's story :
The benefits of nature on mental health are numerous. Many hospices have gardens that are used as spaces for patients and visitors to be together and to also give patients something to look out onto from their rooms. St Benedict’s Hospice are in the process of developing ther garden areas as a therapeutic space where the aim is to have a whole working therapeutic garden that helps to support the needs of our patients, staff, volunteers and wider community.
St Benedict’s Hospice is a large site with various beautiful garden areas but keeping on top of the garden maintenance is a full time task. St Benedict’s Hospice have a small team of volunteer gardeners but they all do an amazing job looking after the gardens, the raised beds and greenhouses, under the supervision of the occupational therapy team.
They go out into the garden in all kinds of weather to help with weeding, planting, painting garden furniture etc.
Our Hospice Volunteer Gardeners are playing their part in improving the quality of life and sense of well-being of our patients, staff, volunteers and wider community.