At Cambridge University Hospitals we work with a number of partner organisations including those below to support patient wellbeing:
Organisations working with us
We do this by equipping, encouraging and enabling volunteers to support local people, throughout Cambridgeshire.
• Welcome Home from Hospital offers short term practical and emotional help to people in their own homes.
• Community Navigators support people to find services and activities.
• Community Development helps people get involved with their local community.
We are open Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm and Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 10 am to 4 pm.
120 Cambridge Road, Great Shelford,
Cambridge, CB22 5JT.
Tel: 01223 840105
The atmosphere is warm, friendly and informal and everyone is welcome to drop in whether for a cup of tea and a chat or for something more…..
– We offer a range of complementary therapies from qualified therapists. Individual counselling is also available.
– We have thriving art, craft and nutrition groups and we organise regular social activities.
– Information is available from our well-stocked library and there are support groups for those with specific cancers.
– The Macmillan HOPE course and Expert Patients Programme are self-management programmes to help you manage your condition. Each is run several times throughout the year.
To learn more about how we can help, please visit our website at www.cambridgecancerhelp.org alternatively, why not drop in and meet us. You can be sure of a warm welcome!
The cafes in Outpatients, Oncology and the Rosie Maternity Hospital provide food and drink to patients and relatives and friends during their time at Addenbrooke’s. Coming to hospital can be very stressful and the calm presence and helpful attitude of the team helps to reduce the anxiety of patients and relatives. The cafes are very busy. Also the team operate a trolley service around the inpatient wards and the outpatient clinics. The surplus from the Retail Services is a gift to the hospital and supports projects and equipment purchases in Addenbrooke’s.
In addition to the Retail Services RVS has volunteers who support patients and relatives in the Accident and Emergency Department at Addenbrookes. They provide emotional and practical suport to patients and relatives and friends and the volunteers are a calm presence. The volunteers are very much part of the whole Accident and Emergency Team who are providing high quality holistic care to vulnerable patients and support to relatives and friends.
In these various ways Royal Voluntary Service is helping patients, relatives and friends at Addenbrooke’s.
Could you help?
Our volunteers make a real difference to patients and staff.
Exciting volunteering roles available now.