One of our most enduring welfare projects is hospital visitation. In almost all of the regions in which our members are active we have visitation rotas, managed by local groups. Members give one or two mornings per month to visit their local hospital in pairs and spend time visiting and talking with Jewish and other patients on the wards.
The impact of these visits is easy to see. So many patients, particularly the elderly, are isolated and a friendly face and a chat can brighten up a long and sometimes frightening day.
Read this article by LJW online member Leanne Waldman to find out more about the experience of hospital visiting.
If you are interested in volunteering for a few hours a month, please contact us for more information.