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Other voluntary organisations within the Trust

Other volunteering organisations and charities with The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Hospital Radio Bedside (HRB)

Hospital Radio Bedside provides a service to Bournemouth, Poole, Poole Maternity, Wimborne, and Christchurch Hospitals. We are constantly looking for volunteers to help. If you are interested in radio presenting, collecting requests from the patients, help fundraising or any aspect of keeping hospital radio bedside running.

There are lots of things you can get involved with, and we would love your help. Please contact 01202 704415 for more information on how to join this busy service that helps by providing a request show every weekday evening, and music to the patients 24 hours a day 7 days a week.


Royal Voluntary Service

Royal Voluntary Services (RVS) runs a coffee shop in the main entrance and a tea bar within the Eye Unit. We are the flagship café offering a healthy selection of sandwiches, smoothies and refreshments. We raise funds for the hospital for much needed equipment and have 70 volunteers who give up their time so this is possible.

We are always looking for extra volunteers, and are currently needing more volunteers in our Eye Unit coffee shop and trolley going around the wards.

Come and join our friendly team by being a volunteer, make friends and learn new skills.

To lend your support contact Louise or Sheryl on 01202 704142.


Chapel Volunteers

The Chapel volunteers assist at Sunday Service in the Hospital Chapel and also visit patients.

The recruitment process includes a significant training course and regular training sessions and updates .

If you would like to support the Chaplains please telephone 01202 704221.

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Friends of Bournemouth Eye Unit

A vibrant and very active charity established in July 1992. The  Committee which works so very hard to raise funds to  provide additional facilities for The Eye Unit is composed of patients, former nursing staff, consultants, administrators and retired administrators, all representing their enthusiasm for this renowned and inspirational Eye Unit.

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The Macmillan Unit is situated at Christchurch Hospital and is operated by the RBCH NHS Foundation Trust.  We are part-funded by local charity; ‘Macmillan Caring Locally’ and offer specialist palliative care to patients with any advanced, progressive or incurable illness.   There are lots of different opportunities for volunteers to help support our patients; whether based on our In-patient Ward, Day Centre or by helping patients in the community. 

If you’d like to find out more about Volunteering with us, or for a list of our current vacancies please contact: Anita Rigler on 01202 705353 or email


Macmillan Caring Locally

If you’d like to help with fundraising or charitable events for the Unit, please follow the link to our charity website:


League of Friends Christchurch

Give significant financial help to the hospital through their fairs and fundraising. The League operates the tea bar and mobile library service at Christchurch Hospital.

To lend your support or to find out more about The League, please contact Joan Pounds on 01202 705283.