hospitality trolley provides a welcoming tea and coffee service to patients who
find it difficult to be able to access the beverage stations, especially when
on their own, as well as providing a homely service with china tea cups and tea
and coffee pots. It is available to patients in the Day Therapy Unit,
Radiation Oncology and the Patient Clinics.
Volunteers also operate the entertainment trolley, which contains iPads, games, magazines and children’s toys for patients and carers. The equipment on the trolley provides stimulus, diversion, comfort and recreation to patients who need treatment. Treatment can take several hours, during which time patients are confined to a chair and often without company. Treatment is often ongoing for several months, requiring regular visits to the Centre.
“We have had a great deal of positive feedback from the trolleys, which our patients greatly appreciate, and which make their time in the CRCC a little more comfortable.” Caroline McIntyre, Volunteer Coordinator at CRCC.