Volunteers dig deep for hospital garden revamp
Posted 30.06.16 by Phoebe Webb
- Our Culture
Spinal injury patients at a specialist London hospital have a new and improved view today thanks to a group of hardy volunteers.
Hunter Healthcare staff left the comfort of a warm office and braved the wind and rain to help revamp a garden at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) NHS Trust.
The 18 volunteers, including managing directors and directors carried out painting, tidying, gardening and de-weeding as well as polishing windows.
“It was great to welcome the Hunter team. They did a great job helping to restore our therapy garden, especially with the weather working against them. Thank you to all the staff who gave up their time to volunteer – we hope to see you again soon.”Keith Reeve, Volunteer Services Assistant at the RNOH.
Hunter Healthcare is a specialist in providing management talent to the healthcare sector. Its staff are always on the lookout for different volunteering opportunities as part of the Hunter Foundation which supports a range of good causes through fundraising and charity events. The RNOH is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK and is regarded as a leader in its field both in the UK and the rest of the world. Its highly specialised consultants are nationally and internationally recognised for their work.
Phoebe Webb, Head of Operations and Performance at Hunter Healthcare said:
“The hospital does fantastic work and is a really good cause. We know that the work of volunteers is really valuable to them so we wanted to be able to support them. We had a fantastic day and as well as helping the hospital, it was really good for us to do some team bonding. We do have various social events throughout the year but it was nice to do an activity, something physical and also do it for something so important.
“The weather was horrendous, but we battled on through the wind and rain. It’s definitely something we’d like to do again.”Phoebe Webb, Head of Operations and Performance at Hunter Healthcare.