St Mary's Hospice @stmaryshospice
Monica is one of our treasured volunteers. Monica has been here just over two and a half years, and finds being on reception the perfect role to match her skills to and benefit the hospice.
"When I first retired, I felt like I needed some structure to my week. I have always worked in the voluntary sector and it’s in my psyche to work where you can help someone in a supportive role and within a caring environment. I also think that end of life care is so important.
I have strong communication and people skills, and I enjoy meeting and greeting new people, so volunteering on reception at the hospice is the perfect opportunity for me.
A lady shared with me that “Coming here is like coming home” – her partner was on the IPU. She would come in to the ward, go to the café, she felt so looked after and that her loved one had exceptional care. There is as an air of compassion that runs through the whole hospice, its staff and volunteers."
Hospice Care Week Monica (1470 KB)