The Family & Volunteer Support Service

The Family & Volunteer Support Service is part of the Social Care Service. The team provides advice and support to any family member, friend, carer or volunteer befriender of patients at Rampton Hospital.

The team is responsible for: Rampton Hospital Carers' Mosaic


How the Family & Volunteer Support Service can help you:

  • Provide you with general information about the Hospital
  • Send information to you about social visitor related issues and event days
  • Provide relevant forms, such as travel claim and food authorisation forms
  • Arrange overnight accommodation at the Visitors Centre and provide information on hotel and bed and breakfast facilities in the locality
  • Provide a drop-in facility at the Visitors Centre - a space for carers to spend time in between visits or for people waiting for someone whilst they visit
  • Assist you with the food authorisation process
  • Assist with travel claim queries
  • Support carers in looking at transport options from their locality
  • Support and escort children when visiting the Hospital
  • Meet carers at the Hospital reception area who require extra support. Supporting carers through the security process and escorting you to the ward, even to sit in on a visit if you feel it is beneficial
  • Generally if you have a query or issue and are looking for an answer or help we will endeavour to do what we can for you. We also make a good cup of tea/coffee and are happy to just be there and chat!
  • To book your ward social visit – give us a call and will aid you with this.

If you require any information on the above please contact the Family Support Service. Email:  Tel: 01777 247571 


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