Monthly Archives: February 2012

St Elizabeth’s Hospice – Ipswich

On Friday I travelled to Ipswich to visit St Elizabeth’s Hospice. Jane the CEO was so generous with her time. The hospice was superb and I loved the memory tree, conservatory and inpatient facilities. Thank you Jane I learnt lots … Continue reading

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Help the Hospice

On Wednesday I joined a number of other senior staff from Hospices around the country met with Help the Hospices to discuss commissioning changes within the NHS. A toolkit is to become available for hospices to help them look at … Continue reading

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The Health4NEL project

On Tuesday I met with Heather Mullins who leads the Health4NEL project, and we discussed the End of Life programme that the commissioners are plan and how the Hospice can be involved. Also on Tuesday we had another strategy session … Continue reading

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A Wing and a Prayer

On Monday I attended a fantastic event at the Queens Theatre organised by Melville the Mayor of Havering. It was a play ‘wing and a prayer’ by the local company ‘Lightnin Drama Group‘. It was a play of the second … Continue reading

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Mud and Madness

On Saturday I attended our first ever ‘Mud and Madness event’ at the Stubbers Adventure Centre and it certainly lived up to its name. We had over 50 people take part representing the Hospice. With teams from Matchroom sport,  the … Continue reading

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Help the Hospice – Facing the Future

Last Thursday the Chairman and I attended the East of England session with Help the Hospice on ‘facing the future’ There were session on the proposed changes in Health and Social Care, and explored the opportunities and issues for Hospices … Continue reading

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Marie Curie

This week I attended a session organised by St Claire’s on the proposed palliative care funding review. The CEO from Marie Curie – Tom Hughes-Hallet made the presentation (he was one of the authors of the review). There was an … Continue reading

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