The Trust is working in partnership with the Anne Robson Trust (ART), a charity which is dedicated to providing support and companionship to our patients in the last days and hours of their life. ART also provides respite and comfort to family members as they face the loss of their loved one.
ART have introduced a team of Butterfly Volunteers, who ensure end of life patients have someone to speak to, and someone to hold their hand as they face their final days.
Since launching the scheme in January 2018, the Butterfly Volunteers have made over 1000 visits to 350 acutely ill patients and have provided an amazing 550 hours by the bedside.
The work that ART do at our trust was featured on BBC Radio 4's "You and Yours" programme, you can listen to the interview again here.
The ART received national recognition in November 2018 by winning the Fab NHS Stuff Piccalilley Award 2018.