Monthly Archives: May 2013

Board meeting

On 14th May we had our quarterly Board meeting where the Trustees and Executive team formally meet.  I was delighted to launch our new Key Performance indicators framework (KPI’s).  Thank you to all staff who have worked hard on these.  They … Continue reading

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Lesley Buckland Visit

I was also really pleased to show Lesley an ex colleague around the Hospice.  Lesley was the Vice Chairman at Havering PCT and is now with Thurrock CCG (clinical commissioning group) as well as AGE UK – Havering.  We were … Continue reading

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Visit from Jane Petit CEO Saint Elisabeth’s Hospice Ipswich

Having been to visit the fantastic Hospice in Ipswich I was very pleased to show Jane the CEO from there around Saint Francis.  It’s always so good to learn and share with one another.

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I was delighted to show around the Hospice professional photographers David and Sandra Islip and Kevin and Sabrina Pengelly.  They really helped at the Westminster event in taking photographs which we have been able to sell.  I’m so glad they … Continue reading

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Joan Mathews our Founder Patron’s funeral

It was with great sadness we had to announce that Joan Mathews who  was one of the founders of Saint Francis had died here at her beloved Hospice following an illness.  Joan transferred from Southend Hospital her local Hospital. We … Continue reading

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Beverley Manzar

I met with Ann Stock our new Head of Physiotherapy who has joined us from Farleigh Hospice.  Welcome Ann and I hope you enjoy Saint Francis Hospice

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Visit to Ebury Court

I met Beverley Manzar manager of Ebury Court Nursing home at the launch of the Golds Standards Framework launch in our Education Centre where she talked about the impact this training had on her and her staff and clients at … Continue reading

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I am meeting up with our Patrons and have had excellent meetings with Melvin Wallace and Joan Holmes, who continue to support the Hospice.  We really appreciate their help.

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Choir Concert

I was delighted to take park in a choir concert which featured our very own ‘Saint Francis Hospice Choir’ and the ‘Can’t sing Choir’, both led by John Morris. The venue was Stapleford Abbotts Church, and it was a really … Continue reading

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Thorndon Golf Day

This was a very popular Golf Day where we were fully booked at an early stage. Thank you to Barry Hearn and his daughter Katie who support our Golf days and give so generously.  We got some really positive feedback … Continue reading

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