Volunteers at the RUH in Bath have been thanked for their ongoing hard work and commitment to the hospital during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The RUH held a special get together for volunteers from across the hospital, which was attended by members of the Trust’s Executive team.
The socially-distanced tea party was held in the grounds of Lansdown Cricket Club, situated beside the RUH’s Combe Park site.
It was an opportunity for staff to thank the volunteers which play a vital role in helping the hospital every day.
There are more than 400 volunteers at the RUH, some of who have been donating their time for more than 20 years. Together, they provide more than 40,000 hours of volunteering each year.
Away from the hospital, volunteers have also been supporting the Bath Racecourse COVID-19 vaccination centre, ensuring a smooth process for the people who are vaccinated there.
RUH Chief Executive Cara Charles-Barks said: “Our team of volunteers offer so much to the RUH, selflessly donating their time and energy to help us in so many different ways.
“Due to Covid, volunteering has been a bit different over the past year and some volunteering has had to be put on hold, but our volunteers are still so important to what we do.
“We’re introducing a new strategy in which will see us recruiting even more volunteers in an even wider variety of roles, and ensuring that our volunteers get the best possible experience with us.
“My heartfelt thanks to all of our volunteers across the hospital – we couldn’t do it without you.”