The Blossom Project

What is the Blossom Project?

The Blossom Project, supported by Bedfordshire Hospitals Charity, enables volunteers to provide support and companionship for patients receiving End of Life Care and their loved ones. They help to ensure that, wherever possible, no-one dies alone.

Across the Trust, the Blossom Volunteers have seen approximately 1122 patients since the project began in August 2021. Over 1799 hours have been devoted to supporting the patients and their families. These statistics are evidence of the impact the project has had to date, in addition to the positive feedback we have received from staff and service users which has touched the hearts of all involved in The Blossom Project.

Volunteering for the Blossom Project

Our volunteers undertake safeguarding, infection control and other safety training as well as a Blossom training. This educates them on how to interact with EOL patients and their families. In addition, they are presented with knowledge about EOL Care to further ensure the best quality of care for our patients. Blossom Volunteers are provided with uniform and free parking when you are on a volunteer session.

If you’re interested in volunteering please contact Annie Tucker, Blossom Coordinator, on 07855 169492 or email Leanne.tucker2@ldh.nhs.uk.