NORTH-WEST ENGLAND AND NORTH WALES
(North Wales, Shropshire, Cheshire, and west of the Pennines up to Cumbria)
Rep: Chris Cheeseman.
Tel: 07803 759865
We welcome folk working in any Hospice or elsewhere in palliative care in the North West and North Wales.
SOUTH-WEST ENGLAND AND SOUTH WALES
(SW England and South Wales, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Dorset)
Rep: Ann Fulton
We have a really good group covering the South-west and South Wales. As well as recent retreats, (overnight at Ammerdown and a recent trip to Somerset) we meet early in the year just for a day, at a location more or less central to us – Weston Super Mare, and previously Taunton. Then most get together at the Conference for another catch up.
Our next meeting is on March 12th at Southmead Hospital, Bristol.
(Scotland, including the Northern and Western Isles)
Rep: Margery Collin, Strathcarron Hospice, Denny.
Tel: 07921 551885
We have about fifteen active members, with a typical attendance of about eight to ten when we meet, three times a year. We take it turns to act as host, and to travel to each other’s hospice or unit.
Our meetings are usually 10:30 to 3.30, and include a presentation and discussion, time for reflection, resource sharing and peer support.
Dates of future meetings
Wednesday 12 June – Highland Hospice, Inverness
Thursday 19 September – St Columba’s Hospice, Edinburgh
AHPCC Scottish Branch Meeting, 12 March 2019 at the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, Glasgow
Nine members present, with five apologies
Helping members to get to know one another and be supportive of each other’s work.
Tour of the Hospice
After lunch we toured the hospice, noting the resources available and their pros and cons (Prince and Princess of Wales recently moved to a new building)
Discussion and Resource sharing
Quiet rooms, chapels or sanctuaries – design and use; The use and content of literature and artefacts of various faiths; Chaplaincy cover – who provides, to what extent and when; The specifics of the role and its uniqueness; Timetabling chaplaincy activities; The use of case studies as a valuable tool for reflection, support and resource sharing.
Update of AHPCC news, including the Annual Conference, Website, ENHCC latest, progress of the Scottish PROM (Performance Related Outcome Measure) project, and representation at a recent conference in Cambridge – Scotland leading the way with VBRP, CCL and the PROM project!
We agreed to use case studies at future meetings, to aid reflection on our work.
(Northern Ireland and Donegal)
Rep: Doreen Draffin, Northern Ireland Hospice, Belfast
Tel: 44 2890 781836
We meet three or four times a year, taking it in turn to act as host. Each meeting begins with a short reflection, followed by a teaching focus, time for discussion and fellowship over a meal.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday, 26th February, at NI Hospice, North Belfast.