Meet our volunteers: Hello my name is… Daniel

Posted 30th July 2020

Get to know Daniel

Q. Introduce yourself…

A. #Hellomynameis Daniel. I’m a student nurse and have a passion for both public health and birds! My role as a volunteer here at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is to help out both staff and patients in any way I can – from taking patients to their outpatient appointments to helping staff on the wards.

Q. Why did you choose to volunteer at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – Liverpool?

A. I wanted to volunteer at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – Liverpool for three reasons:
  1. To help out at the hospital
  2. To help prepare for my career in nursing
  3. To contribute to the patients’ experiences of cancer care

Q. How do you think your role as a volunteer will contribute to improving patient care?

A. Being someone who is there to help patients and visitors whilst in hospital can have a huge impact on their experience.

Q. What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

A. Listen to understand, not to reply.

Q. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you have to have with you?

A. A compass, a raft and a book titled ‘how to escape a desert island’.

Q. What would people be surprised to discover about you?

A. I know a lot of obscure facts about birds!

Did you enjoy meeting Daniel? Well, we have lots of other volunteers you can meet, like Becca, a student radiographer or Rudy, a postgraduate business student at the University of Liverpool.