For Volunteers’ Week 2022, we want to say a huge thank you to our hard working, dedicated team of Healthwatch volunteers
“Healthwatch Brighton and Hove fulfils the vital role of being champions of NHS and social care services users. We have a small hardworking home team, that can only punch above its weight as a result of the equally dedicated input from all of our volunteers. Whether it is collecting the data that informs our all work, or providing wise counsel around the board room table, volunteering is at the core of what we do. Without the tireless energy and enthusiasm of our volunteer support, the quality of our work would be severely compromised. For this Healthwatch Brighton and Hove raises its collective hat and salutes its volunteers not just during Volunteers Week, but for every day of the year!”
"Over the past year our volunteers have rightly been in the spotlight. Their efforts were recognised by two national nominations in the Healthwatch England awards - a fantastic outcome and truly deserved. They have spoken to 2600 patients recently discharged from hospital, offering a friendly listening ear, advice and support. They have also provided answers to over 400 people who contacted our helpline. And many more besides. Your tireless enthusiam, dedication and commitment - over 6000 hours of your time - is astounding. With your help, Healthwatch has helped to improve health and care services for everyone in the city. A most sincere thank you from everyone at Healthwatch."
"Healthwatch volunteers have been absolutely amazing. Many thanks for your efforts and contribution to the work on the Vaccination team. I wish to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers for their hard work and commitment with the Vaccine Enquiry Helpline.”
"The hospital discharge follow-up calls I make are most enjoyable and rewarding. It's fantastic to be able to signpost folk for any post-hospital help or services they may require to make this challenging time easier. I also love having a friendly chat to many who have little social contact and really appreciate our thoughtful service. I am 100% convinced that everything I do in this volunteer role is making a positive impact on people's well-being and lives. It's simply a brilliant project."