Wimbledon strawberries and cream treat for army of compassionate volunteers

Volunteers who help patients and staff at Hull Hospitals will get their own taste of Wimbledon next month to thank them for their dedication.

Staff at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are throwing a strawberries and cream tea during Wimbledon fortnight for around 70 volunteers at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital.

Louise Beedle, Head of Patient Experience, will also present long-service awards to some volunteers who have been volunteering their time for the trust for upwards of 20 years.

Louise said: “We have more than 450 volunteers and we are just so grateful to them for all they do for us, our staff and our patients.

“They give up their time, day in, day out, week in, week out to help and the hospitals wouldn’t be able to provide the standard of care we wish to provide without their vital support.

“From meeting and greeting our patients at Castle Hill and Hull Royal to answering phones on busy wards, they are our army of dedicated and compassionate people and we would like to thank each and every one of them for what they do.”

The strawberries and cream tea will be held at Nightingales Restaurant at Castle Hill Hospital on Wednesday, July 3, from 3pm to 5pm.

Lindyhop dancers will provide the entertainment at the event, attended by senior members of the trust board to pass on their thank to the volunteers.

Volunteers at last year’s event