HOSPITAL VISITING

Jami’s Hospital Visiting Service ensures that those who are feeling isolated whilst in hospital need not feel so alone. Jami visits patients who are either in mental health units or residential care homes. The service comprises a Hospital Visiting Co-ordinator and trained volunteers.

Jami’s Hospital Visiting Co-ordinator liaises with the relevant chaplaincy departments to see who would welcome Jami’s support.

The team offers people in hospital encouragement and support and a link to the outside world. The hospital visiting team also organises cultural events – these can be to celebrate the Jewish festivals or provide social interaction with other Jewish patients.

One patient has described the help she received from Jami’s hospital visiting team:

“The interest you took in me through your visits at this stage of my illness was a lifeline. I cannot thank you enough.”

If you would like to become a Jami Volunteer Hospital Visitor please contact us on 020 8458 2223.