Volunteers wanted to join hospital’s new meet-and-greet team

Friendly and outgoing people who would like to volunteer to help form a “meet and greet” service at Kettering General Hospital are being sought.

A recruitment event for anyone who would like to join the new team is being held at the Kettering Park Hotel on Tuesday, March 19, between 10am and 3pm.

The hospital’s membership manager Donna Hunnings said: “In October we had events where we asked staff and volunteers what they thought could be done to improve the hospital. One idea was to have a meet and greet service to make sure that when people arrive at KGH they would be welcomed with a smile and offered help with things like directions to make their visit easier.

“We are now appealing to local people to come along and get involved with developing this new service.”

Patient services manager, Alex Doherty, said: “We are looking for people who are friendly, polite, smart, helpful, patient and reassuring. They will have a very important job and will give an important first impression of the hospital.”

Anyone interested who cannot attend Tuesday’s meeting should contact the human resources team on 01536 491186 or meet&greet@kgh.nhs.uk.