Comms Group Changes

We’re having a revamp of our Comms Group at Rosewood.

In our regular Monday sessions which run 10:30am-12:30pm, we used to look at reviewing common themes from meetings, Care Opinion posts and writing blog posts. We’re now separating this out into four themes that will roll on a weekly basis (still in the regular Monday morning slot), so expect to see something new on our monthly calendars.

“Information Matters” – a focus on discussion on themes identified within meetings across the Trust. Reviewing information on Care Opinion and the Your Feedback Matters sites to help inform and equip volunteers attending meetings and areas across the Trust.

“Review Panel” – a focus on reviewing literature and processes to make them more Volunteer, Carer or Service-user friendly.

“Create” – a focus on creating new materials for the Involvement, Experience & Volunteering Team.

“Blogs and Media” – a focus on writing new blog posts, social media, photographs, videos and vlogs.

If you’re interested in coming along, please speak to Laura – laura.ingham@nottshc.nhs.uk.

Volunteer’s Week Event

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A big THANK YOU for all who attended our Garden Party on the 2nd of June as well as an equally big THANK YOU to all of those who couldn’t make it but still contribute so much to our organisation.

_20170602_113636We had a flower arranging session to decorate the centre for the day and arrangements were then raffled off with other donated items, raising over £20 for charitable funds.

DSC_0033Wathwood Farm Shop had a pop-up stall with jars of jam, chutney and honey which also raised over £20.

DSC_0020Our “Helping Hands Tree” display was added to with some incredible submissions like: “Feeling that I can make a difference is very rewarding“, “The Involvement team have helped me and my team break down barriers between patients and staff ‘them and us‘” and “Volunteering saved my life! Thank you to all involved. I can’t thank you enough!“.

_20170602_173128Alan, a lucky volunteer, won a £10 voucher in our quiz hosted by Nigel and with the tie-breaker question presented by Joanna – “How much was the monetary value of volunteers to the Trust during May 2017?”

DSC_0036The buffet was supplemented with home baking from Amy and Laura as well as volunteers Ian and Michael.

DSC_0017We had information about Carer’s Week  with Jane speaking to people and taking their stories.

_20170602_131810Our Chief Executive, Ruth Hawkins also came to the event. She took the time to speak to everyone and joined in with the celebrations.

DSC_0054Again, thank you to everyone who came to celebrate our volunteers, the important work they do and the value that they add to our Trust.

 

P.S. The answer to that tie-breaker question – £47,178.39!!

NHS Sustainability Day

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Thursday 23rd March is NHS Sustainability Day. At Rosewood, we’re going to be a day late in joining in, but our Garden Group which runs on Fridays is planting willow which we’re looking to regularly harvest over the year to provide for weaving crafts on wards. We’re also looking to trim back some of the plants which have died back over winter to freshen them up now that spring is almost upon us. We’ll be getting the beds ready for vegetables and have fruit bushes to plant to help contribute to lunches later in the year.

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We have plans to use old wood to create a “Bug Hotel” to help increase biodiversity in the garden and we’ll be moving round some existing plants to create more of a sensory area by our benches. Our rose bushes will be moved to a more sunny part of the garden to help them flourish. We’ll also be starting to recycle more of our kitchen waste in compost as we already use old coffee grounds in the garden.

Within the building itself, we’re working on getting into the habit of turning off lights when they’re not needed, turning off computer equipment not in use, turning down the heating by a degree or two and increasing our recycling.