Patient Drivers

What will I be doing?

  • Collecting patients from their homes punctually in order to arrive at the hospice for the planned session, returning to the hospice to collect patients and return them home
  • Assisting patients with getting into and out of the vehicle and with transferring from the vehicle to the Hospice or patient’s home, in line with safe practice and Hospice procedure
  • Chatting to patients as required and be a friendly, caring listener and communicator, always respecting confidentiality
  • Ensuring patient’s comfort while in the car and throughout the journey
  • Complying with St Mary’s Hospice policies and procedures for volunteers.

What skills & qualities will I need?

  • A friendly sociable personality
  • Good with people showing care for their well-being
  • Calm when faced with different unfamiliar situations
  • A confident competent driver
  • Willing to be part of a team and enjoy working with people.