Anika Broadway, 26, is determined to give something back to the hospital where she had her twins.
Bromley resident and single mother of twins, Anika Broadway, is giving up her spare time to volunteer at the Princess Royal University Hospital after her twins, now 16 months old, were born at the hospital.
“My little ones were born in February last year and we needed a lot of care and support" Anika explained.
"The whole team were incredible, I can’t speak highly enough of them, and we couldn’t have had better care.
“I didn’t realise you could volunteer in a hospital, but during our hospital stay, I could see the difference they made to patients and I knew I wanted to be part of that and give something back.”
With her twins now 16 months old, Anika has become a PRUH volunteer and is currently supporting older patients recovering at the PRUH.
“I love being able to brighten up someone’s day, or make a nurse’s job a little bit easier. I know from my own experience how important good care is, and it’s a privilege to be part of a hospital team that goes above and beyond to look after every single patient."
“I’ve been inspired to look at a career in healthcare, so hopefully this is my first step on the road to making a difference.”
To find out more about volunteering opportunities at the PRUH, King's College Hospital, or Orpington Hospital, follow the link below.
The King's Volunteer Programme is funded by donations to King's College Hospital Charity
Volunteers play a vital role in improving the experience of patients and relieving pressure on frontline staff. In the past year, 377 volunteers gave 21,938 hours of their time. King's volunteers come from all walks of life and represent the diversity of the communities that we serve. All are dedicated to making our hospitals a little friendlier and more comfortable for everyone.
Thank you to our supporters for helping to fund this vital service.
8 July 2021 [Source: King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust]