Timeline:

2nd July 2020
' Nominations open '
5th July 2020
' NHS's 72nd birthday '
1st September 2020
' Nominations close '
23rd November 2020
' Shortlist announced '
7th July 2021
' 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