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- Being a Butterfly Volunteer gives my role as Chief Nurse greater meaning purpose and resolve. The Anne Robson Trust provides a core service to compliment an already over-stretched NHS. End of life patients and their families need time, which Butterfly Volunteers have. Prof. Nancy Fontaine Butterfly Volunteer, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
- Caring for the dying person is one of the most precious gifts one can give, dying is a natural part of life and no one should die alone.In my role as a Butterfly Volunteer I feel I am helping people when they need it most - at the end of their life. It is an honour to be ableto do this.Evelyn PeacockButterfly Volunteer, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
“When we brought patients and staff together to discuss how we would like to develop end of life care at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, they were in agreement that having volunteers who could support dying patients and their families alongside our clinical staff would be on their “wish list”. We are delighted that we are able to fulfil this wish, as the Trust is now working with the Anne Robson Trust to train and support Butterfly volunteers for PAH.”Julie Rodgers & Gill RobertsonLead Clinicians for Palliative Care, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
Liz is a force of nature; and fortunately for us all, a passionate advocate for improving end of life care. I’ve no doubt she will always find ways to change the world, in whichever environment or structure she operates. The strength of her commitment to improving end of life care comes through in everything she does and it is that energetic focus which makes it a joy to work with Liz. She finds ways of doing things that only a deeply committed person, with real courage and integrity would find; charming, persuasive, germane and direct, she brings the skills of a natural influencer to her mission, to bring a human touch to those who might, without her efforts, die alone.
Shahid Sardar AD Patient Engagement & Experience The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust