Our volunteer has been named an unsung hero in the Lancashire Evening Post’s Health Heroes awards.
80 year old Mona Klavis, who volunteers in the Day Treatment Centre at Royal Preston Hospital, was recently presented with the award for her dedication and compassion.
Mona keeps visitors, staff, and patients entertained with her wealth of stories, and hand-delivers crumpets, tea, and toast.
She was recently admitted to hospital herself, and was more worried about the gap she was leaving in the tea bar than her own health; and returned within two weeks, which really highlights her dedication.
Mona said: “The health service workers all work so hard that I really enjoy helping where I can. I’m just one of hundreds of volunteers who help out at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals so this award is to recognise all of them.”
Tracey Earley, our Consultant Nurse and Associate Divisional Medical Director nominated Mona, she said: “I wanted to recognise how dedicated Mona has been, especially after coming in like a trooper even when she’s feeling under the weather- she is such a valuable member of our team and we are extremely grateful to her for everything she does.”