The Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board (MSEICB) has launched a new program to support the NHS with Winter Pressures. This program is called the Volunteer Reservists. Please if you would like to join the program click on the link below and follow the simple steps to register.
What is a Volunteer Reservist?
Volunteers are currently required to assist hospitals across Mid and South Essex, especially in an emergency situation. The aim is to alleviate the work carried out by nurses, which can be undertaken by volunteers, for instance a Ward Runner to take items between wards or other parts of the hospital.
Volunteers are required to be able to commit to at least four hours of their time per month. They will be asked to agree to undertake training, Occupational Health Checked, be DBS checked and provide photographic ID to protect the vulnerable patients.
The opportunities involve them providing days and times of a week when they can be called upon should the need arise, possibly in an emergency situation, for example, staff sickness, absences or a sudden influx of patients. It is not a regular slot each week which the volunteer has specified their availability.
This information can also be found using the following link;