Monthly Archives: November 2011

Havering-atte-Bower Parish Church

A very busy week which started with a very helpful meeting with the 2 David’s,  Angela from the local Parish Church in Havering-atte-Bower, our Medical Director Corinna and our Chaplin Graham? . We discussed how we can work together for … Continue reading

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Welcome Rosalyn

Also on Friday I met Rosalyn our new senior Registrar who has been working with us for a month and stays with us for a year.  We had a most interesting discussion about the future direction for Hospice care. I … Continue reading

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Armistice Day 11-11-11

On Friday I held 2 minute silence in the Chapel for the Remembrance of those who have laid down their lives serving our Country, and read the poem ‘In Flanders Field’ which was written by Canadian military doctor and artillery … Continue reading

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The Day Hospice

Thursday I met with some of the patients in the day Hospice to talk about my role, and to discuss with them their views on the Hospice and any thoughts they had on how we could develop in the future.  … Continue reading

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Board Development Programme

Also on Tuesday we began the programme of Board Development, with Fiona from a Business school observing our meeting, and reviewing our papers.  This is a programme supported by Help the Hospices, and we look forward to a report at … Continue reading

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Paul Freedman and the Enertainers

On Tuesday I attended another great session in the Day Hospice with Paul Freedman and the Entertainers.  I really enjoyed it.

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Meeting Barry Hearn

On Monday I had an excellent meeting with Elisabeth from the Fundraising Team and Barry Hearn one of our major supporters. We are hoping to work with Barry on some new initiatives to help raise money for the Hospice – … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting Evening

On Thursday evening the Community fundraising team organized a fantastic wine tasting evening in the Education Centre for the Mayor of Havering Melvin Wallace, who has Saint Francis as one of his charities of the year. The evening was sold … Continue reading

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5th Annual Conference

On Thursday the Hospice had its 5thAnnual Conference  ‘When chronic mental illness and Palliative Care meet’. We had some excellent speakers and many internal and external delegates. Thank you to the Head of Education Caroline for organising this event.

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Welcome Suba

On Tuesday I met with another new nurse for the inpatient unit Suba.  Suba has extensive NHS clinical and teaching experience having worked as a surgical clinical nurse specialist, palliative care tutor, and led clinical governance and audit, as well … Continue reading

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