Our Volunteer Partners

Our Trust Chaplaincy also recruit volunteers of all faiths to comfort and encourage patients and their relatives during their stay in hospital. For more details contact Rev Mary Causer at mary.causer@nhs.net.

We are one of five pilot Trusts in the country working with Helpforce, an organisation looking to increase the number of volunteers within the NHS. They are on hand to support staff, which means clinicians are able to focus on patient care. For more information click here.

The charity Agewell runs a shop, situated in the outpatients area of Sandwell Hospital. All proceeds will go towards helping older people in need. The shop sells a range of items including sandwiches, snacks, drinks, toiletries and newspapers.

A trolley service is also run by Agewell and makes its rounds twice a day at Sandwell Hospital.

The League of Friends volunteers run shops, book sales and take trolleys around the wards at Sandwell, City and Rowley Regis Hospitals and the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, which is also based at City Hospital.

For further information on the League of Friends at the Trust then please contact 0121 507 2865/5054 or ask at the shop in Main Reception at Sandwell Hospital.

We work closely with Kissing it Better (KIB), which is a non-profit organisation, which brings in young people from local schools and colleges to enhance the lives of our patients. They regularly visit our Trust, where they will sing, dance, act, read and carry out hair and beauty treatments, all for our patients. For more information about KIB go to https://kissingitbetter.co.uk/.

We provide two levels of breastfeeding training designed for mums who have breastfed. This can be provided as part of a Peer Support project or as a stand-alone activity to increase breastfeeding awareness and support in a specific area. We are also able to deliver training to health professionals or other customer-facing staff, to increase their knowledge of how to support a breastfeeding mother. For more information, go to www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk.