Feeding Buddy scheme in running for Royal award
27 February 2017
The Feeding Buddy scheme at Southend University Hospital has been running for 10 years and has made an important and continued impact on the lives of patients and those who volunteer as part of the service.
Its importance has now been recognised so much that it's in the
running for the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Charles Clark and Kelly
Clarke, Senior Community Advisor for Southend Council, visited the
hospital recently as part of their assessment of the Feeding Buddy
Jane O'Connell, Voluntary Services Manager, said: "We've long
shared the success of our Feeding Buddy scheme with other hospitals
wanting to emulate our success and it's fantastic for everyone
involved in this service to be recognised in this way.
"Even if we don't win an award it's an honour to have been in
"Special mention must go to Andrea Turner, Kitty Hubbard Ward
Manager, who initiated the scheme a decade ago."
Recipients of the prestigious award will be announced in