CHIEFS at Healthwatch Sefton are celebrating Volunteers Week by joining local organisations in thanking volunteers for their incredible support during the last year.
Diane Blair, manager of the local champion for health and care in Sefton, spoke out during the Week, which runs until June 7.
She said: “As we all know, this has been a difficult time but, without the dedication of our volunteers who stepped up to support their communities, it would have been far more difficult. Our board and team cannot thank our volunteers enough for what they have done.”
After retiring from a career in the NHS, Anne Major volunteered with Healthwatch to support an organisation promoting the views and opinions of the public during any patient journey.
Anne is the Locality Representative for Central Southport and she explained: “Healthwatch Sefton ensures those who commission and run the services needed by us all recognise that without patients and families there would be no services to run. I enjoy giving patients and their families a voice so the service providers can hear what they’re saying with the aim of improving that service. I have noticed this has been particularly positive during - and following - the pandemic.”
For details on how you can volunteer or become involved with Healthwatch Sefton, go to: healthwatchsefton.co.uk/get-involved