Monthly Archives: February 2013

Care Quality Commission ( CQC)

Having recently had our unannounced CQC inspection. We were delighted to receive our ‘5 green ticks’ and an excellent report which can be found on our website.

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Shops Managers Meeting

I was pleased to attend the shops managers meeting, which was a mixture of training and business. The shops continue to do very well and are always looking for opportunities of increasing income. Thanks everyone I really enjoyed the session.

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GREASE at Hall Mead School Upminster

I attended a brilliant performance of Grease at Hall Mead School. It really was first class and lovely to see some of the pupils who come and sing for the patients at the Hospice putting on a first class professional … Continue reading

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Board Meeting

Our February Board meeting focused on next year budgets and business plans. Important issues to make sure we can continue to provide our vital services.

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Gold Standard Framework ( GSF)

I was delighted to attend our launch of becoming a Regional Training Unit for GSF. We had a great attendance of care homes who we hope will sign up for this important training program for high standard of end of … Continue reading

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Mud n Madness

Saturday 9th February saw the 2nd of our Mud n Madness events and it was a brilliant day. We had 100 people taking part in aid of Saint Francis ( double the number from last year).  It wasn’t as icy … Continue reading

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Long Service Awards

There have been a number of long service awards in the last few weeks, so a well done and thank you to Barbara in finance (15 yrs), Nancy in Education (5 yrs), Evelyn in community nursing (15 yrs) and Christine … Continue reading

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The Hospice Choir needs YOU!

The St Francis Hospice Choir is going from strength to strength but still needs new members. Importantly it is open to non-staff (friends and family) and volunteers  The Choir would particularly welcome more men! Rehearsing on Tuesday Evenings straight after work, … Continue reading

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I am a Tweeter

I am now officially a Tweeter (my husband would say I twitter a lot anyway and that this is a natural progression). You can follow me at:  @pamcourtSFH

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Sir Alex Jarrett

On Friday Anne Brown and myself met with Sir Alex who is one of our Patrons, who also gives specialist financial investment advice. Sir Alex has been involved in the hospice from its very beginning 29 years ago, and he … Continue reading

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