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…
Contact Healthwatch using the details below…
Headcases Chairman, Fred Goodwin presented a cheque today (13th July 2017) to Wendy Robson, Specialist Head and Neck Cancer Nurse. The money, totalling £876.00 will purchase a new Suction Machine for the benefit of Ward 111 cancer patients.
From left to right: Wendy, Rita, Fred, Janet, Paul, Jackie, Russell.
We’ve had generally good reports on this product. It can provide lasting relief from the symptoms of dry mouth.
Request your FREE sample by following this link: http://www.oralieve.co.uk
Time is short on this one, but the University is looking to chat with men who have had a cancer diagnosis, or who have been tested in relation to cancer. Details below…
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…
Welcome to Anne and Alec, joining us for the first time on Wednesday. We hope you found the meeting useful and look forward to seeing you again in July!
Amanda Middleton of County Hospital presents a cheque for £1376.00 to Jackie. The funds are a welcome boost for us, and were raised at the Crooners Ball last Christmas. Thanks to everyone involved, especially all the patients for donating the cash!
We will be hosting a visit by the Healing Voices Choir. More details after our May gathering
A talk by David Rushton of Stoke Healthwatch.
Click the logo to visit their excellent site.
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.