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Meet Our Volunteers

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 What's happened this week?


Hear from one of our re-deployed colleagues who is currently coordinating our volunteer PPE drivers... You might hear from her!!!

"Hi, my name is Barbara Cook and I work for the Estates and Capital team based normally at Moorgreen but currently working from home.

I was asked if I could assist with coordinating PPE deliveries across the Trust as the driver coordinator.

Taking on this role has been great as I have made friends with people that I would never normally come into contact with.

I can safely say the people I talk to are brilliant and we have all worked really well together even if has been remotely.

The Hub coordinators make sure all the packages are made up with all the details to enable the volunteer drivers to make the deliveries to the various locations across the Trust.

Our volunteer drivers, what can I say, they are brilliant, always happy to help and nothing is ever too much trouble for them, I really do hope they all appreciate how grateful we all are. This would not be possible without them.

I look forward to the day, if possible, where I can get to meet not only the volunteers but all the hub coordinators and say a personal thank you to each and every one of them for making this possible."

 

 Deliveries

 This week, volunteers have been distributing snacks and drinks donated by an Airline company. Thank you to the volunteers who have driven all around Hampshire to make this happen! Our Teams are very grateful!

   

 We also had a big donation of Hampers and gift cards collected from Tesco's New Milton by our Volunteer driver George in the van... These were distributed out to happy staff in Lymington hospital.

 

 Volunteer Martin and Library staff member Natalie with a van full of uniform, 4 trips out and about around Hampshire getting appropriate uniform out to teams in the sun.

   


One of our volunteers has said:

 

"I just wanted to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to volunteer. I have really enjoyed the last 2 days - it’s given me a real sense of purpose. 


If I can help again please let me know. "


Meet Our Volunteers!

David

David normally works as the Senior Theatre Technician at the University of Winchester, where he operates and maintains the University’s theatre venues and advises students and staff on how to add a little sparkle to their dance, drama and musical theatre performances. David is also considered to be the department's safety guru and has recently been making a series of safety videos for the students.


The University is closed at the moment due to the Coronavirus pandemic and David has been placed on Furlough. Although he is being paid to stay at home David says "...I don't do sitting around very well and there is a limit to how much gardening one can do without a garden centre being open!"

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David missed the boat where good Sam volunteering was concerned so his wife, who is an OT, suggested he look at the Southern Health web site. He was in luck, SHFT were looking for volunteer drivers to deliver PPE, which seemed right up his street.

David has only really just started in this volunteer role but already he has visited many of the Southern Health sites in the south east of the region. David says: "It’s good to know that the cardboard boxes I'm dropping off are going towards keeping the teams safe across the trust."

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Anthony

Anthony usually works as a primary school teacher and says: "The reason why I volunteered was to try and do a little to help those people in need during this time and to help the NHS who helped my father when he was unwell."               

Vicky

Vicky is a Mum of two boys and has a part time job as a receptionist/ administrator at a Marina in Portchester, Fareham.  Vicky loves being outdoors whether it’s camping in her camper van, a spot of running or chatting to friends on a long coastal walk with her little dog Chalky.  Vicky says: "I have loved doing the deliveries for Southern Health Trust, knowing I am doing my little bit and discovering all the different locations."
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Marion

Marion is a customer service advisor for NHS Creative Dental, but, having been furloughed, decided to volunteer for Southern Health. Marion has been helping out with the delivery of PPE across the Trust.

Owen

Owen normally works as a delivery driver for New Forest Ice-Creams but has currently been furloughed. Owen has been volunteering his time to deliver PPE and says: "I wanted to do my bit because we are all in this together."

Sheena

Sheena works as a housekeeper at Highclere Castle, better known as Downton Abbey. Pictured is Sheena dusting the oak staircase. Sheena and her colleagues hoover, dust and keep the place lovely for the visitors.

When Sheena was put on furlough she wanted to help so volunteered for the NHS and she says: "I was excited when I got my first call to collect and deliver PPE. It has been the best experience and I am very proud to be part of the team."

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List of roles that have been filled by Volunteers (updated weekly on a Monday).                
 

 

27/05/2020

PPE deliveries

Lymington

Tony

PPE deliveries

Parklands, Andover

Angela

PPE deliveries

Gosport and Fareham

Denise

PPE deliveries

Southampton and New Forest

David

26/05/2020

PPE deliveries

Southampton

Ewan

PPE deliveries

Gosport

David

25/05/2020 Bank holiday no orders

22/05/2020

PPE deliveries

Gosport

Marion

PPE deliveries

Lymington New Forest Southampton

Nicola

21/05/2020

PPE deliveries

Basingstoke and Winchester

Sheena

PPE deliveries

Lymington

Jacob

PPE deliveries

Totton and Southampton

Anthony

PPE deliveries

Gosport

Mark


 

20/05/2020

PPE deliveries

Basingstoke

Annabel

PPE deliveries

Lymington

Steve

PPE deliveries

Southampton and South West

Russell

PPE deliveries

Gosport

David Buss

19/05/2020

PPE deliveries

All over Hampshire

Sheena

PPE deliveries

Lymington

Anthony

PPE deliveries

Basingstoke

Angela

PPE deliveries

Totton and South West

Russell

PPE deliveries

Gosport

Marion

 

18/05/2020

PPE deliveries

Parklands Basingstoke

Angela

PPE deliveries

Lymington

Steve

PPE deliveries

Totton

Owen

PPE deliveries

Gosport War memorial

Victoria

15/05/2020

PPE deliveries

Parklands Basingstoke

Sheena

PPE deliveries

Gosport, Petersfield, Havant

David

PPE deliveries

Alton

Tina

PPE deliveries

Lymington

Nicola

PPE deliveries

Gosport

Gavin

PPE deliveries

Totton

Ben

PPE deliveries

Tatchbury

David on Motorbike

14/05/2020

PPE deliveries

Lymington

Jacob

PPE deliveries

All over Hampshire

Annabel

PPE deliveries

Gosport

David

PPE deliveries

Totton

Owen

13/05/2020

PPE deliveries

Petersfield

Nathan

PPE deliveries

Parklands

Angela

PPE deliveries

Tatchbury Totton

Russell

PPE deliveries and Wellbeing packs

Gosport

David

12/05/2020

PPE deliveries and disposable curtains transport

Lymington and Ringwood

Nicola

PPE deliveries

Winchester

Julia

PPE deliveries

Gosport Fareham

Victoria

PPE deliveries

Southampton

Owen

11/05/2020

PPE deliveries

South West Hants

Tony

PPE deliveries

Southampton

Richie

PPE deliveries

Gosport and Fareham

Victoria  

08/05/2020- Bank holiday and no deliveries

07/05/2020

PPE deliveries  and resus bags

All over Hampshire

Mark T

PPE deliveries

Fareham

Denise

 

06/05/2020

PPE deliveries

Elmleigh South East

Tom and Anthony

PPE deliveries and Coffee for a team

South West Hants and Southampton

Richie

PPE deliveries

Lymington

Gavin

PPE deliveries

North Hampshire

Annabelle

Drugs transported to Rose Ward

Gosport War Memorial hospital and QA

Victoria

05/05/2020

Drugs transported to QA Pharmacy

Gosport

David

PPE delivered to Teams

Winchester

Angela

PPE delivered to teams

Lymington and Southampton

Anthony

Wellbeing bag delivered to respiratory service

Lyndhurst

Tony

04/05/2020

70 wellbeing sewn bags

Colden Common

Sarah, Sarah and Sara from Colden common!

Wellbeing hampers

Totton  

Nicola

PPE deliveries

South West Hampshire

Ben

01/05/2020

PPE deliveries

Gosport and Petersfield

David

PPE deliveries

South West Hampshire

Ben

Wellbeing hampers

All over Hampshire

Stephen and Tanya

Wellbeing hampers

Andover

Sheena

30/04/2020

Pick up van of donated items from Tescos New Milton and 70 gift cards

South West Hampshire

George 

Urgent Swabs transported around 4 sites and sewn hair bands (mask protectors)

All over Hampshire

David on Motorbike

Urgent swabs transported

Petersfield

Dominic

Wellbeing hampers

Winchester and Andover

Sheena 

PPE deliveries 

South West Hampshire

Jacob

PPE deliveries

All over Hampshire

David

Wellbeing hampers

North and Mid Hampshire

Gavin 

Wellbeing hampers

South West Hampshire

Nicola

Wellbeing hampers

Eastleigh and Chandlers Ford

Marion

29/04/2020

Wellbeing kit delivered to a team

Hythe

Steve

PPE deliveries

All over Hampshire

George

Organising Charitable donations and wellbeing hamper deliveries

Totton and Lymington

Nicola

PPE and donated coffee deliveries

Gosport

Marion

28/04/2020

Pick up medication for a patient, transport bloods  and PPE deliveries

Gosport

Mark

PPE deliveries

Alton and Bordon

Annabelle

PPE deliveries

Hythe

Jacob

PPE deliveries and Resus bags

All over Hampshire

George

27/04/2020

Pick up a donated box of goods

Lymington Hospital

Mark

PPE deliveries

South West

Ben 

PPE deliveries

All over Hampshire

George

PPE deliveries

Gosport

Dominic

24/04/2020 

Delivering 29 iPads to Tatchbury to be set up for patient’s to use on wards

Southampton

Gavin

21/04/2020 

Uniform deliveries 

All over Hampshire

Martin (2 days)

3D printed masks picked up and dropped off for testing

South West Hampshire

Nicola

Previously

PPE delivered

South East Hampshire

Jeff 

 

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