Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Havering Show

Yesterday (Bank Holiday Monday) I visited the Havering Show at the invitation of The Mayor of Havering Melvin Wallace. It was lovely to meet Lawrence Tara and Holly, volunteers on the Saint Francis Hospice Stand as well at the Rotary … Continue reading

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The Mayor of Brentwood’s Summer Garden Party and Cream Tea

On Saturday I went to Cllr Joan Holmes the Mayor of Brentwood’s Summer Garden Party and Cream Tea. Hospice Trustees Peter Crutchett and Neville Brown JP with their wives, also joined me to support and promote the Hospice. In addition … Continue reading

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The Shops Company

Great thanks on Friday to the Shops Company, who very efficiently came and picked up some good quality furniture I didn’t need.  This is such a good service, the shops then sell the furniture to bring in income for the … Continue reading

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How we manage the Hospice

Throughout the week I have continued to meet and talk with Trustees about the review of how we manage at St Francis.  Everyone is so committed to the Hospice and supportive of improvement, I am very confident that together we … Continue reading

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Help the Hospice – Karen Lynch

On Thursday I met with Karen Lynch from the policy team of Help the Hospice, who came out to Saint Francis to discuss how can we help Hospice’s prepare for the changes in the NHS.  It will be important for … Continue reading

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Saint Christopher’s Hospice Sydenham

On Wednesday I had great pleasure in visiting Saint Christopher’s hospice in Sydenham where the Chief Executive Dame Barbara Munroe took me round the Hospice and we discussed new developments and future challenges.  Saint Christopher’s was and is a pioneering … Continue reading

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The Peperrell Education Centre

I had a very interesting teaching session in thePeperrell Education Centre on how to use the electronic white boards.  The functionality was very impressive and I hope to put my new skills into practice in the very near future.

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Hospice at Home Team – Lisa

Whilst on her Induction, I met Lisa a new nurse for our Hospice at Home Team.  We shared some of our very positive experiences about the Hospice, and Lisa shared her desire to work in this field particularly after caring … Continue reading

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Audrey

Earlier this week I met Audrey who has worked extensively for the Hospice for many years.  She was treasurer for the Development Trust who were responsible for raising funds for building development such as the Peperrell Education Centre.  She was … Continue reading

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I am all alone!

Well not really, but Sheena my PA is off on holiday to warmer climates, so bear with me for the next 2 weeks!  Have a well deserved break Sheena.

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