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Westminster Event

A fantastic event was held at Westminster in the beautiful Speakers Quarters organised by the Hospice with the Mayor of Havering and Andrew Rosindall MP.  Over 130 guests attended a champagne reception kindly donated by Waitrose in Upminster.  Professional photographers … 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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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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Romford Recorder and Yellow Advertiser

Last week I met with Mark the group Editor  Romford Recorder and Greg Editor in Chief from the yellow advertiser. I had really helpful discussions with both of them regarding how the Hospice and the newspapers can work together. We … Continue reading

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Wags and Tails

On Sunday I attended a wonderful charity dog walking event ‘Wags and Tails’ with my flat coated retriever Thomas. Lord Petre kindly allowed us to use his grounds at Ingatestone Hall. The weather was glorious and over 200 dogs and … Continue reading

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Welcome Joanne

On Tuesday I met with Joanne our new HR Officer who has joined us from the NHS, and previously had experience in the private sector.  I am delighted to welcome Joanne, and hope she enjoys working in the Hospice.

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The North London Hospice

On Thursday,  as part of my external induction, I visited the North London Hospice.  Judi Guy Community fundraiser showed me around, and I met with the CEO Douglas Bennett.  It was very informative and interesting. The North London Hospice was … 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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