Changing Lives, Services & Culture means a great deal to me. This kind of Involvement helps with my own confidence and has led to other opportunities within Involvement and at The Rosewood Centre. This includes recovery events, interviewing, strategy meetings and more. Being part of a community is just fantastic. The Rockers and Rosewood Involvement Centre is a great part of my life.
I have for the last month or two, as a member of the Rosewood Rockers, been entertaining patients at Millbrook & Bassetlaw Hospitals. I must say that at both hospitals we have been given a great reception by the nursing staff.
The welcome we received quelled all my concerns that the songs we had chosen to sing would be enjoyed; indeed, I was delighted to find that just by walking into the room we were an instant hit!
The audience showing their appreciation to the music by smiling, singing along, moving to the rhythm & clapping. It appeared this made their afternoon and gave them a terrific lift.To see the reaction was fantastic
Alan -Rosewood Volunteer & Rocker.
Band 5 Staff Nurse Interviews.
Involvement Interview Team Volunteers
As part of our involvement activities, opportunities to be involved in staff interviews are popular and take place regularly. Full training is given to any volunteers taking part. Here is one volunteer’s account of what’s involved.
The Rosewood Involvement Centre Ollerton was part of a Clinical/Patient Panel of interviewee’s at Bassetlaw Hospital, Worksop, and Nottinghamshire. The interview panel comprised of a senior nurse, a ward manager and a volunteer. One additional volunteer was present to ‘shadow’ the interview to learn about the process in preparation for becoming a member of the Involvement Interview Team.
Two candidates who were interviewed for the post had just completed their university training and were very enthusiastic and offered some good answers to all the question’s posed by the panel. They also asked the panel some interesting questions about Involvement & how it is used which gave us a chance to explain the role Involvement and volunteers play within the Trust
Volunteers expressed their thanks’’ to all the wonderful Staff at Bassetlaw Hospital from The Rosewood Involvement Centre’’