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Alert Coronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to our hospitals. Follow the national advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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Our volunteers

Volunteers are an essential part of the Trust and our Sobell House and Katharine House hospices.

The contribution and commitment they make each day heavily supports the care and treatment the clinical teams deliver to patients and families.

Our dedicated group of volunteers range from retired people to students. They choose to volunteer for various reasons, from having spare time to maybe seeking a career in healthcare.

Whatever their reasons, we are committed to ensuring that all our volunteers enjoy what they do, and feel comfortable within their environment and our organisation.

There are a variety of volunteering roles within Sobell House and Katharine House which enhance the service we provide.

The roles include:

  • General Ward Support
  • Sobell Companions (Sobell House)
  • Hospice Companions (Katharine House)
  • Administration Clerks
  • Meet and Greet
  • Therapy Support
  • Drivers
  • Bereavement Support Worker and Counsellors
  • Complimentary Therapists
  • Gardeners

For more information about any of these roles, the referral procedure for the Companions service, or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact us.

Contact us

Sobell House

Voluntary Services Co-ordinator: 01865 225868


Katharine House

Voluntary Services Manager: 01295 811866


Oxford University Hospitals

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