Volunteer Dining Companion

Clifton Ward, York

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1.To liaise with nursing staff at the start of each session to ensure each patient’s needs in relation to their diet and fluids, and the way they feed are understood.
2. To encourage patients to eat and drink, and to remind them if they have not finished their food.
3. To assist patients in cutting food and opening packets.

4. To assist with patient dignity. For example this may be by wiping the patients face, with their permission, or ensuring they have a suitably placed napkin.
5. To ensure that the patient has access to any equipment they need for eating including false teeth.
6. To ensure all food and drink is within easy range of each patient.
7. To remove crockery and cutlery from the patient’s bedside area and ensure the area is kept clean and tidy. 8. To refresh patient water jugs as necessary (after checking with the nursing staff).
9. To provide company to the patient during meal times. 10. To identify and take part in relevant training and development courses.
11. Other duties as required by the ward by agreement with the worker.

Times of volunteering are flexible are there are no set number of hours required.

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Contact information



York Hospital, Wigginton Road, York, YO31 8HE

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For ages

Minimum age: 16 Years


    CRB policy

    CRB policy? Yes

    Last updated

    Last updated: 13/12/2016


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