Come dine with me at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital May 20th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Come dine with me at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is recruiting volunteers to take part in a new project called Come Dine with Me. These volunteers will be known as dining companions. The role of a dining companion will be to sit with a patient on a one-to-one basis and provide assistance to help them eat. The volunteers will help to enhance patients’ eating and drinking experience and will have more time = to spend with patients than the nursing staff, without interruptions. The volunteers are not meant to undertake the duties of a trained member of staff, but simply donate their time to sit and provide companionship for those = patients who need it. Angela Kelly, Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality, said: “As well as helping patients with eating, the dining companion can chat, encourage them to eat and help alleviate the boredom and loneliness that can be experienced = while staying in hospital. “This is vital to some patients who do not receive any visitors and could be lonely or anxious or may be suffering from a form of dementia or Alzheime r’s.” If you are interested in finding out more please contact Chris Pilkington on 01704 704955 or email [email protected]mailto:[email protected]> Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Call OTS www.callots.co.uk Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!