Our Mission Statement
Volunteering to Support HIV services at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in Fulham,
Dean Street Clinic in Soho and 10 Hammersmith Broadway, London, UKBased at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
To provide information, refreshment services and a listening ear to HIV patients, their friends and relatives at the Chelsea and westminster Hospital, 10 Hammersmith Broadway and Dean Street Clinic Soho all part of the NHS Foundation Trust.
The St Stephen’s Volunteers was established in the mid-eighties, early in the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Volunteers started a driving service driving people with AIDS to hospital and a befriending service. To combat isolation an evening tea service was started in the dayroom on the ward getting patients out of their rooms.
Jean Hunt MBE a volunteer originally began as a tea party once a week on the ward and now has developed into a 30 strong team that provide services in three areas of the hospital.
St Stephen's Volunteer Jean Hunt was invited to Buckingham Palace on 6th December 2007, where Her Majesty the Queen presented her with the MBE medal at the investiture ceremony.