New SWAN volunteer service launches at Leighton Hospital thanks to support from MCH Charity

On 29th May the new SWAN Volunteer service launched at Leighton Hospital. The service provides specially trained volunteers to provide comfort and companionship to patients and their loved ones at the end of life.

SWAN Volunteers sit quietly with patients, hold their hand, read to them and offer support to their loved ones.

The volunteers attended a training day to give them the knowledge and tools to support them in this role. Eventually there will be 13 SWAN volunteers supporting people across the hospital.

The SWAN Volunteer service is funded by the MCH Charity and working in partnership with the Anne Robson Trust.

Visits will be organised by the charity funded SWAN Volunteer Coordinator and will be prioritised for end of life patients who are alone.

If you would like to support our End-of-Life Care appeal you can visit our appeal website to donate online here

Alternatively, you can send a cheque (made out to Mid Cheshire Hospitals and which includes a note stating that the donation is for the End of Life Care Appeal, along with your name and address) to MCH Charity, Leighton Hospital, Middlewich Road, Crewe, CW1 4QJ. You can also donate via bank transfer, or drop off cash to our office – please contact the charity team for details 01270 273248 or email

If you are a business owner or work for a company that would like to get involved to support the appeal please contact us for an informal chat. 01270 273248