Healthwatch Stoke on Trent

First of all, a big thank-you to Dave Rushton who attended our July meeting and gave us an interesting insight into Healthwatch Stoke-On-Trent.

Healthwatch act as a link between the users and providers of healthcare. PALS (widely advertised in hospitals) are not independent, whereas Healthwatch are completely independent.

Healthwatch have the power to ‘enter and view’ facilities an make reports on what they find.

Healthwatch work with individuals, community groups and other organisations and provide useful feedback to the providers of healthcare whether or not the feedback is positive.

We can all join in with the Healthwatch community. A good place to start is to read the local Newsletter published online and in printed form. Click on the link below to reach their excellent website…

Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent

Contact Healthwatch using the details below…

Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent
The Dudson Centre
Hope Street

Telephone: 01782 683080
Registered Charity Number 1151423

The Swallows Head and Neck Cancer Support Charity

Welcome to The Swallows

We are a nationwide Head and Neck Cancer Support Charity.

We are Known as ‘The Swallows Head & Neck Cancer Support Group’ because of difficulty a lot of people have with swallowing, this group is designed to help provide information for both patients and their carers.

The Swallows was formed by like-minded cancer patients to help and support fellow sufferers and their carers. If you’re looking for support please come to our next meeting.

Patient & Carer 24/7 Support Line; 07504 725 059

The Healing Voices Choir

Thanks to Jackie for coming up to introduce us to the Healing Voices Choir. The Choir meets every Thursday in Stafford and sounds like a lot of fun. No talents required – just turn up and join in.

Their website can be accessed by clicking on the scan below…

County Hospital Fundraising

County Hospital

The staff and outpatients of the County Hospital ENT department held a Christmas fundraiser for Head and Neck charities. The event was organised by Amanda Middleton and Nina Gazzard. A BIG thank you to all concerned, as the expected amount to be paid to Headcases is likely to exceed £1500.00.

Jackie Miller will be announcing the final value in the near future.