Timeline:

4th March 2020
' Nominations open '
1st May 2020
' Nominations close '
15th June 2020
' Shortlist announced '
1st July 2020
' Awards ceremony '

Aintree Hospital Volunteer End of Life Companions, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

North West

Aintree Hospital Volunteer End of Life Companions were nominated for the successful establishment of an innovative model to enhance end of life care. They offer comfort and support to dying patients and relatives at an emotionally challenging time. Being there allows exhausted relatives to get some rest with reassurance that they are supporting their loved ones. For patients without family, their presence ensures that they don’t die alone. Sharing their good practice across the NHS has significantly enriched the overall care of end of life patients.

Nominated by: Dan Carden MP

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North West

Aintree Hospital Volunteer End of Life Companions were nominated for the successful establishment of an innovative model to enhance end of life care. They offer comfort and support to dying patients and relatives at an emotionally challenging time. Being there allows exhausted relatives to get some rest with reassurance that they are supporting their loved ones. For patients without family, their presence ensures that they don’t die alone. Sharing their good practice across the NHS has significantly enriched the overall care of end of life patients.

Nominated by: Dan Carden MP

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Winners of the Volunteer of the Year Award 2019