VOLUNTEERS at Tameside Hospital’s Taylor Ward have been thanked with gifts for their “hard work and support”.

Pauline Flint and fellow volunteer Becky Thorne have received gifts from the ward’s team in recognition of their efforts.

It comes after Pauline shared her inspirational story on how she went from patient to volunteer at Taylor Ward, which was she featured within the chief executive of Pennine Care, Claire Molloy’s blog post last week.

The ward manager, Berni Connelly, said: “On behalf of the team we would all like to express our thanks for all the hard work and support that our amazing volunteers Pauline and Becky give, not only to the patients, but also to the ward team.

“Both these ladies work so hard and are committed to the role of volunteer. They are a real asset to Taylor Ward and the time they dedicate to the patients and the service is appreciated by everyone.”

Ms Connelly also thanked the ward’s activity coordinators and occupational therapy team, for their "hard work in helping support the volunteers in their role.”

Taylor Ward provides assessment, care and treatment for a variety of mental health needs.