Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust: High Impact Volunteering

The High Impact Volunteering programme aimed to strengthen relationships between Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust and communities by establishing a high impact volunteering model and thriving volunteer function.

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The trust utilised core funds and an award from the Cabinet Office to establish a suite of over 10 roles accommodating more than 800 volunteers at its peak. The programme aligned with the Quality Strategy and Patient Experience Strategies to target its assets of people and time where the need was greatest.

The programme demonstrated three statistically significant patient improvements, including an 18 per cent improvement in mood for patients with dementia and a 28 per cent reduction in patient reported anxiety at time of discharge.

The judges felt that this was a simple, effective and replicable project that demonstrated a positive impact for patients and staff.

Read the full story at HSJ Solutions.

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