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Supporting End of Life Care in Northern Trust

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Supporting End of Life Care in Northern Trust

A small number of esteemed volunteering opportunities have arisen within the Northern Trust known as ‘End of Life Companions’. This companion role involves supporting patients and those people important to them as they approach the end of their lives.

Volunteers are vital to a range of care settings in helping to enhance people’s experience, making a real difference to patients and those people important to them.

End of Life Companions are people who support dying patients, their families and friends. As an End of Life Companion you will offer one to one support, comfort and companionship, particularly for patients with few or no visitors, or for those people who require additional support. Each visit is unique, and special.

There are so many benefits of becoming a Companion. These may include:

  • giving time to others
  • creating positive feelings and a sense of reward and purpose
  • helping you connect with other people and build a sense of belonging
  • trying something new and developing your skills
  • obtaining insight into caring roles

 

Click here for more information or if you have any questions regarding this volunteer role, please contact the NHSCT Volunteer Service on 02825635575 or email volunteer.service@northerntrust.hscni.net

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