So to Anne, it was a natural progression to become a volunteer as she still wanted to help patients.
She works in the day unit on Tuesdays mornings, and every alternate Monday you’ll find her on reception. Not content with that, she also serves on the Friends board of trustees.
“I enjoy it because I’m giving something back,” said Anne.
“I know this sounds like a real cliché but it’s true. I enjoy helping people and like seeing someone smile. It also gives me the chance to meet up with some of the nursing team and catch up with them.”
Once a week, you’ll find Anne, 67, preparing the coffee and rolls in the day unit, where she welcomes the patients and chats to them about what they’ve been up to.