Patient Driver

Spennymoor, Langley Park, Crook/Willington, Chester le Street, Meadowfield, Durham City

We are looking for volunteers to support our Living Well Centre and its guests in providing safe transportation to and from the Hospice and running errands for the clinical team in their own vehicle. The support you provide will allow us to effectively support people to live well with life-limiting conditions.


• Transporting guests to and from the Hospice in a safe and timely manner
• Undertaking Patient Transport training
• Assisting guests in and out of the vehicle
• Ensuring that guests are fastened into the vehicle correctly and securely in accordance with training and the law
• Maintaining the comfort and safety of guests being transported
• Taking into account a patient’s individual needs and offer assistance as required. This may include the transportation of oxygen and mobility equipment
• Completing the vehicle checklist prior to each use to ensure the vehicle conforms to all legal and safety requirements
• Providing proof of current and up to date driving licence and insurance
• Adhering to all health and safety and infection control policies; including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as appropriate and as instructed
• Keeping accurate records of journeys and mileage undertaken

Skills & Qualities

This role will suit people who are…

• Friendly and helpful
• Honest and reliable
• Able to work alone or as part of a team

It is also essential that you can demonstrate our values of Compassion, Respect, Integrity, Professionalism, Choice and Reputation. They define who we are and what we do as a high quality care provider and high quality place to volunteer.

You must be aged 25 or over

You should have:
• A full clean driving licence
• Minimum of 1 years driving experience
• A sound understanding of the importance of maintaining confidentiality

When & Where?

Monday – Friday at varying times. To be discussed with the Day Services Manager

You will start and finish your day at St Cuthbert’s Hospice, Park House Road, Durham, DH1 3QF with travel to and from our guests homes in the Durham area.

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

The Hospice will provide you with any necessary information regarding the guests who use our Living Well Centre. Full guidance and support will be given to give you an understanding of how to manage an emergency situation. Patient Transport training will be provided by the Hospice.

We value our volunteers and want your experience to be both positive and fulfilling. We offer a comprehensive induction programme and any appropriate instruction, guidance or training to assist you in your volunteer role. We ask that any essential training is completed either prior to you starting with us or within three months of starting. You will have an opportunity to learn new skills, build social networks, share experiences and skills and be recognised for the contribution you make.

Any agreed out of pocket expenses that are incurred when carrying out your volunteer role will be reimbursed.

Volunteer Benefits

From this role you can gain experience of patient driving and basic patient care. You can also gain an awareness of Hospice care and the care that we provide at St Cuthbert’s Hospice.

You will have the opportunity to meet new people and become part of a friendly, caring team.

Other Information

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for this volunteer role

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Hours: To be arranged with Day Services Manager Type: Driving, Hospices
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