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Butterfly volunteers


James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are proud to be working in partnership with the Anne Robson Trust charity on our Butterfly Volunteer Service.

The charity enables hospitals to set up and run teams of Butterfly Volunteers to provide bedside companionship to patients on our wards in their final days and hours, and emotional support to the patients’ visitors.

Anne Robson Trust logo - with grey and purple writing and side-on butterfly design, made up of purple and grey shaded oval shapes

The work these volunteers do is vital in supporting people facing the end of their life and those around them and we are proud of the team who work on a voluntary basis at the James Paget.

To learn more about the service and referrals please contact our volunteer co-ordinator John by emailing or calling 01493 453546.

The Anne Robson Trust also runs a telephone support service. If you or someone close to you is dying, you can call on 0808 801 0688 and leave a message and they will reply by the next working day.  All UK calls are free and confidential.

Please visit for more details about the charity (Reg Charity No: 1178352).