King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of London's largest and busiest teaching hospitals, providing care for patients across multiple sites, serving some of the most deprived communities in South East London. The volunteering programme at the Trust recently launched a pilot in its two A&E departments at King’s Denmark Hill and Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH), which treat over 200,000 patients a year and serve as a major trauma centre. The programme is supported by Nesta’s Give More Get More Fund.
TSIP was appointed by the Trust as their evaluation specialist advisor, creating an evaluation strategy for their intensive volunteering programme for volunteers aged 50 and over in their emergency departments. The evaluation demonstrated the impact of the programme on the hospital, the patients and the volunteers themselves.