Eighteen -year- old Bishop Wordsworth School student Daniel Stevens was rewarded for his dedication and commitment to patients when he was presented with the Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Young Volunteer Award at Salisbury District Hospital.
Daniel, who is currently doing his A Levels and planning to study physiotherapy in September, spent Friday afternoons over the last year helping patients and physiotherapy staff with weekly hydrotherapy sessions for children.
During this time he has provided additional support to staff helping them motivate children who need to complete their exercises.
Daniel said, “As a result of the time I have spent helping in the department, I have set my sights on a career in Physiotherapy. I really enjoyed working as a volunteer and I would like to thank all those who facilitated this opportunity and provided the help and guidance that I have received.
Luke March, Chairman of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust said: “It’s particularly pleasing to see that Daniel’s dedication and commitment will continue to benefit patients as he looks towards a career in the health service. It’s always nice to recognise the achievements of our young volunteers and, in doing so, I want to thank Daniel for all the time he has given us on behalf of our patients and wish him well when he pursues his medical career in the future.” End
Notes to Editors:
The Trust currently has over 500 volunteers who give up around 1,900 hours a week of their free time to provide extra support across a whole range of hospital services over the year.
If anyone is interested in volunteering at Salisbury District Hospital please contact Jo Jarvis in the Voluntary Services Department on 01722 336262, extension 4870.
For further information please contact:
Voluntary Services Coordinator
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01722 336262. Ext: 4870