We’re saying a massive thank you and good luck to Chloe Hudson, who’s leaving volunteering and joining CHFT as a clinical apprentice.

Chloe has played a key role in our Keep Carers Caring campaign and has been a ward helper at HRI on Ward 20 (Complex Elderly Care), after joining volunteering through our working partnership with the Prince’s Trust.  Volunteer lead, Stevie Cheesman, said: "Chloe's enthusiasm and passion for caring for elderly patients has been admirable. She too personally understands what it is to be a carer.”

Chloe has been actively promoting our Keep Carers Caring campaign, making visits to all departments ensuring promotional and educational material is on display and that all clinical departments are displaying their pledges. She has also been ensuring clinical areas are stocked up with our pink carers lanyards and making several dozen referrals and follow up calls per week to those who have been identified as carers and highlighting the additional services in which are available for them. These calls are sometimes complex, but she handles these with grace and professionalism.”

Our Quality Improvement Manager, Nicola Greaves, said: “Chloe is a remarkable young lady. She's driven, proactive, compassionate, and will be truly missed when she starts her CHFT Apprenticeship. We’ve asked whether we could clone her!”

**If you would like to support the campaign by becoming a Keep Carers Caring Volunteer, please contact our Volunteering and Care Club Lead, Stevie Cheesman at: stevie.cheesman@cht.nhs.uk