Butterfly volunteers win national NHS70 award

The Trust’s Butterfly volunteer service, funded by the hospital charity, has been announced as winner of the care and compassion award at today’s (4 July) NHS70 Parliamentary Awards. 

Above: The Trust’s Butterfly volunteers 

MPs in England were asked to nominate individuals and teams serving their constituents across 10 categories. Regional champions were selected in May, with the national winners chosen by a panel of senior leaders representing staff and patients.

Angela Fenn, the service co-ordinator, said: 

“Winning this award will have a tremendous impact on the future of this amazing service. It will not only allow us to go forward and expand, but ultimately help and advise other NHS trusts on how they can make a difference to their patients who find themselves alone at the end of their life.”

The Butterfly Volunteers were nominated by Sir Oliver Heald QC MP.