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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Coronavirus Volunteer roles

We have had an overwhelming response to our request for volunteer support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over 1000 volunteers have been recruited during that time, which clearly demonstrates the goodwill and generosity of the people of Glasgow and Clyde.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde would like to express their gratitude and thanks for the kind offers of support during these exceptional times.

Volunteering if you’re not at high risk

You can volunteer if:

  • nobody in your household has coronavirus symptoms, for example, a cough or high temperature
  • you're aged over 18 and under 70 years old and fit and well with no symptoms
  • you’re not pregnant
  • you do not have any long-term health conditions that make you vulnerable to coronavirus
  • Government Coronavirus Covid-19 guidelines
  • Volunteers will be risk assessed in accordance to COVID-19 volunteering guidance to NHS boards.

It is recognised that those aged 70 and over can be absolutely fit and healthy and it’s not the case that everybody over 70 has a chronic health condition or an underlying disease. But unfortunately, as you get older, there is a higher risk of coronavirus having a more serious impact with infection.  Opportunities to volunteer from home or outside are available, and it may be worth considering these options if you are thinking about volunteering.

Volunteer roles

Please apply for one role only.

Give and Go - Apply here

Positions for this role is full, you will be placed on our waiting list and if a slot becomes available we will contact you.

Give and Go is currently operating on our larger sites located at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Royal Alexandra and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.  The purpose of the volunteer role is to support the effective running of the Give and Go Service, checking in patients personal belongings and delivering them safely to the ward. This fast paced role involves spending long periods of time on your feet moving around the hospital.

Rest & Recuperation Hub Vounteer Support

R&R Hubs - Apply here

In response to the pandemic, NHSGGC created staff Rest & Recuperation Hubs to support staff wellbeing. The larger hubs are located at Gartnavel General, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Inverclyde Royal, Royal Alexandra and Queen Elizabeth with smaller versions/lounge areas for staff at Vale of Leven, Victoria ACH, Lightburn and at Mental Health units at Stobhill, Leverndale and Gartnavel Royal. In addition there are staff rest areas at the Community Assessment Centres.  The hubs provide a staff only area with donated food, complimentary hot drinks and a place to eat, rest and take time away from work. They have been an overwhelming success, with an average footfall of 8000 visits per week across our 5 main Acute sites.  The purpose of the volunteer role is to support the effective running of the Hubs and to provide a warm welcome to staff and visitors making use of the space.

It is really important to note that we may not be able to place all volunteers who apply as we are dealing with a temendous volume of interested people.

 

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The recruitment drive has been such an overwhelming success that it has now been temporarily paused to allow the charity to process the torrent of applicants and work with the NHS to get the volunteer army up and running.


Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2020/03/29/call-nhs-volunteers-paused-as750000-sign-12473430/?ito=cbshare

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The recruitment drive has been such an overwhelming success that it has now been temporarily paused to allow the charity to process the torrent of applicants and work with the NHS to get the volunteer army up and running.


Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2020/03/29/call-nhs-volunteers-paused-as750000-sign-12473430/?ito=cbshare

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MetroUK | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetroUK/

 

Last Updated: 25 November 2020