After it was announced they are to be honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the dedicated volunteers at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are celebrating.
The equivalent to an MBE, the prestigious honour is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
A range of services at St Helens, Whiston and Newton hospitals is provided by more than 300 volunteers. Each volunteer plays an essential role in keeping hospital services running smoothly,
supporting the health and wellbeing of patients, and helping visitors.
Representatives of the Volunteers Service will receive the Award from Mr Mark Blundell, Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside later this summer. Two volunteers will also attend a garden party at
Buckingham Palace in May 2021, along with other recipients of this year’s award.