Volunteer Jill leaves after 29 years
31 December 2015
Southend University Hospital volunteer Jill Slade bade a fond farewell to her colleagues in the hospital’s emergency department (A&E) after 29 years helping the NHS.
Jill, 79, from Eastwood, first began at Rochford Hospital,
assisting in the running of a day centre for elderly people
After a couple of years she moved to Southend University
Hospital where she volunteered as a guide, showing patients to
their appointment location.
The keen Salvation Army member transferred to accident and
emergency 15 years ago and never looked back. Jill says: "I've
enjoyed my time and I will still help out, but it's time I put my
Voluntary services manager, Jane O'Connell, presented Jill
with a bouquet of flowers and said: "Jill has put in countless
hours over the years. She just gets on with the job. We will miss