Neil's Blog #21

on Friday, 18 September 2015. Tags CancerCareNorthLancashire&SouthLakeland, Hydrotherapy, Kendal, Lancaster, localcharity, Lymphoedema

Good Morning - Friday’s don’t half come around quickly! I met some friends earlier in the week who I had not seen for a while and amongst loads of chat they asked me how I was liking my job. I had to say it was great, and I meant it! I think it is the variety of my working week amongst other things (namely people) that stand out, this week being no exception.

Lymphoedema Nurse Denise Hardy (2nd from right)

Lymphoedema Nurse Denise Hardy (2nd from right)

New Lymphedema Nurse Denise Hardy delivered an informative training session on Wednesday for key staff & therapists and aimed to look at current work practice plus some refresher training. Feedback has been excellent and I am pleased that we will continue to offer this service to those who need it.  There are still some gaps in this vital service operated in partnership with our colleagues at St. John’s Hospice and I hope that we will continue to put pressure on the commissioners about  extending and improving the service next year as well as doing what we can in the meantime to continue to offer the best possible level of support we can.

Tuesday evening I attended the Lancaster BID meeting, one of the items was an update on the Christmas Lights Switch on event and of course our Santa Dash whcih takes place November 22nd. I am sure will be a great event and start to get us in the festive mood!

On Thursday the management team met with CancerCare Chairman Robert Webb and Finance Director Fiona Weir. We considered a number of key draft reports in advance of our next Trustees meeting and our AGM which takes place on Monday 5th October. One of the highlights is our annual report – a really good read and reflective on a year of success  despite the many changes that have occurred in the same timeframe. More on this to follow soon!