We could not do what we do without the support of our amazing volunteers. Meet some of the team and hear what they get up to.
‘I believe that patients/service users are at the centre of all Healthwatch Derbyshire’s activities.
Volunteering with Healthwatch is a great opportunity to make a difference and influence the quality of local health and social care services. There is great support for people who volunteer with HWD both from staff members and from fellow volunteers.’
‘I started volunteering with Healthwatch Derbyshire as a psychology student at the University of Derby. I feel that volunteering and being part of project planning and focus groups has improved my communication skills and boosted my confidence. It has added to my CV and provided me with a positive work experience.’
‘I applied to Healthwatch Derbyshire as I felt my knowledge and skills would help with their aim of ensuring local services are provided in the best way possible.
“I am proud to have played a key role in the mystery shop at Chesterfield Royal Hospital which prompted changes to the hospital’s outpatients departments and to have worked on a project looking at Home Care Services.’