Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital based approximately 12 miles from central London. the hospital is situated in a beautiful and historic part of the country and lies very close to Richmond Park, Hampton Court Palace and Kempton Park. The hospital supports around 350,000 people in the surrounding area from the boroughs of Kingston, Richmond, Roehampton, Putney, Merton and East Elmbridge.
We have approximately 520 beds and directly employ around 2,700 staff, with another 300 staff employed by contractors but working on behalf of the Trust. We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, but run a number of outpatient clinics in sites across our catchment area including Raynes Park Health Centre, Surbiton Centre for Health, Queen Mary's Roehampton and Teddington Memorial Hospital.
We provide a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused' care, day surgery and maternity services.
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Chaplaincy volunteers play an important role within our Hospital Chaplaincy Team. Volunteers can assist with the pastoral and spiritual support of patients of all faiths and philosophies of life, and can also help the Team with administration and the organisation of special events, such as open days, cultural celebrations and memorial services.
Volunteers visit assigned wards to spend time with patients on a one-to-one basis, providing companionship and spiritual support as needed. Volunteers can assist patients with referral to a Chaplain to ensure any specific spiritual or religious needs are met. The Chaplaincy provides a Sitting Service to support families with loved ones who are nearing the end of life, and some volunteers are able to be involved in this.
The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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