NORTH-WEST ENGLAND AND NORTH WALES
(North Wales, Shropshire, Cheshire, and west of the Pennines up to Cumbria)
Rep: Chris Cheeseman, Pendleside Hospice, Burnley.
Tel: 01282 440138
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.
Just a reminder that we will meet at the new Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice building at 20 Dumbreck Road, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow G41 5BW on Tuesday 12th March at 10am for a 10.30 start.
For those coming by car, use the same entrance as for the ski slope and the house of the art lover. The hospice is on the left. For those coming by train, the nearest station is Dumbreck and thereafter a 10-12 minute walk.
Bacon rolls will be served at 10am as usual and lunch will be provided. If there are specific dietary requirements please let me know.
It is important for Leslie to know numbers for catering purposes and has requested that this information be sent no later than first thing on Friday morning.
Please ensure both Leslie and I are included in your reply.
Looking forward to catching up with everyone.
Best wishes, Margery
(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.