Hospitals' directors try hands at volunteering
Hospital directors and managers were taking to the floor today to find out what it is like to be a volunteer.
Jim Birrell, interim chief executive of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, was due to greet people at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
Martin Hindle, chairman of the trust, was to drive the buggy which helps get people around the hospital.
He said: "Every week, hundreds of volunteers give their time to make a difference to patients and visitors.
"This is a great opportunity to get involved and acknowledge their hard work."
Over the next two weeks, other senior staff will be trying out jobs in recognition of Community Service Volunteers Make a Difference Day, which falls on Saturday.
Chief operating officer Suzanne Hinchliffe will be serving tea in the WRVS cafe and the director of nursing, Carole Ribbins, will be giving hand massages.
More than 1,060 volunteers work at the hospitals trust.