PLACE Assessment Volunteer - Tameside Hospital

Tameside Hospital are looking for a group of volunteers to support with the Trust's upcoming Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) Programme. PLACE assessments are an annual appraisal of the non-clinical aspects of NHS and independent/private healthcare settings, undertaken by teams made up of staff and members of the public (known as patient assessors). PLACE assessments provide a framework for assessing quality against common guidelines and standards in order to quantify the environment's cleanliness, food and hydration provision, the extent to which the provision of care with privacy and dignity is supported, and whether the premises are equipped to meet the needs of people with dementia or with a disability.
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

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Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

The assessment will be taking place on 15th September 2022 and volunteers will be required from 07.30am - 1pm (breakfast will be provided).
Volunteers will be assigned to various areas and will work in small groups with other members of staff.
The assessment will involve inspecting areas and ticking boxes on a form. There will be a training day for volunteers 1-2 weeks before the assessment.
The hospital would ideally like volunteers who can support this assessment throughout the year, as there will likely be 'spot checks' needed throughout the year.

Areas of Interest: Disability, Health and safety, Health and wellbeing, Hospitals, Medicine
What activities will the volunteer do? Lending a helping hand, Research
DBS Check Required: No

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Organisation Profile: There are many different voluntary opportunities throughout the hospital.