YORKSHIRE AND NORTH-EAST ENGLAND
(North Lincolnshire, North Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, Teeside, County Durham, Tyneside and Northumberland)
Rep: Liz Maitland, Sue Ryder Hospice & Neurological Care, Keighley
We usually have between six and twelve people come to each meeting. We now have four meetings a year, 10-3 with lunch together. Some members travel a long way to meetings and some in the farthest reaches may wish for something a little closer.
Our meetings take place at different hospices each time. Members lead discussions/do presentations on prepared subjects though much time is given to informal news sharing and discussion on any relevant issues.
(Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, South Lincs)
Rep: Keith Morrison, Arthur Rank House, Cambridge
Phone: 01223 675771
The group is going well, with a good core of approximately six to eight of us. We meet three or four times a year, and have support / sharing experience / CPD type discussions. We have spent the last eighteen months or so visiting each other in situ which has been educative.
(Derbyshire, Staffordshire, South Notts, West Midlands, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire)
Rep: Keith Judson,
Mary Stevens Hospice, Stourbridge
Phone: 01384 443010 / 07790 947224
Some of the Midland Group, with guest speaker Revd Canon Georgina Byrne from Worcester Cathedral, at their March 2019 meeting.
We meet three times a year, usually from 10 to 3, at different venues. We have over thirty people on our mailing list and we average ten to twelve at our meetings.
Our next AHPCC Regional Meeting is due to be held at the Marie Curie Hospice, Solihull on Wednesday 17th July, 10.00am-3.00pm. Many thanks to Charlie Radburn for offering to be our host again. The address etc. is:
Marie Curie Hospice
Solihull, B91 2PQ
0121 703 3600
Further details and a Google map are on the website at https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/hospice-care/west-midlands
Please can you let Charlie know if you’re planning to attend, so that he can sort out numbers for lunch. Also, please advise him of any special dietary requirements you may have. Ideally, he could do with this information by 10th July. As usual, a donation to cover costs of £5 is invited.
We’re looking forward to hearing more about the work of Soul Midwives, facilitated by two of our own number – Catherine Hughes and Sheila Simmonds. If you want to whet your appetite take a look at: http://www.soulmidwives.co.uk.
Our programme may also include:
- Reflection – meditation/ quiet moments led by Charlie Radburn.
- Discussion – on spiritual assessment tools. (Clare Griffiths asked for this to be on the agenda but several of us would welcome a conversation on the subject.)
- Tour – a chance to look around the Marie Curie Hospice.
- Your news – time to share news, concerns etc., and offer one another encouragement.
- ‘This worked for me’ – an opportunity to swap ideas/ resources/ approaches that you’ve found helpful. Please bring something to share with us if you can.
SEE YOU SOON
Do contact Keith if you have any queries or suggestions.
We had an excellent day here in Stourbridge a couple of weeks ago – thanks to our guest speaker Georgina Byrne and the contributions of everyone who came along. you can download a full report here. Thanks, too, to those who sent their apologies. We were glad to hold you in our thoughts and prayers. Our next meeting is: Wednesday 17th July, 10:00-15:00, at Marie Curie Hospice, Solihull.
Thursday, 17th October, venue to be confirmed.
(Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Bedfordshire)
The next meeting of the Oxford regional group to be advised.