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Carol-singing and present-giving
by Anna Hodson-Pressinger (Patient Governor)—Following on from the great success of my idea last year at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, [Staff Governor] Lou and I rallied together all the people we could to give gifts.
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Men’s sexual health Medicine for Members event
by Philip Owen (Public Governor)—This month's presentation of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital's key medical services, by resident consultants, was presented by Nigel Borley, a long term member of our hospital's urology team.
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Being a Governor
by Chris Birch (Patient Governor)—18 years ago I put up a memorial in Westminster Abbey (to a woman who had been dead for 615 years), and I get quite a buzz from owning a very small part of that magnificent church.
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MediHome enables treatment at home
by Susan Maxwell (Patient Governor)—There’s no doubt that when we are seriously ill we need the care and attention that a hospital stay provides. However, there are patients whose stay is longer than necessary simply because they continue to need a daily intravenously administered antibiotic or an infected wound dressed, or perhaps they require some physiotherapy. In such circumstances, most of us would rather recover at home than in hospital.
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Visit to Annie Zunz Ward
by Wendie McWatters (Patient Governor)—I visited Annie Zunz Ward for women who are gynaecology inpatients to get a first hand view of its workings. I was welcomed by Ward Sister Mary Knight who is also in charge of gynaecology outpatients.
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Visit to Gastroenterology
by Chris Birch (Patient Governor)—One of the perks of editing a weekly news magazine, which I did for 13 years, is that you get to do a lot of expenses-paid entertaining, and I have had many interesting lunchtime discussions with a wide variety of people.
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Our hospital's fight against HIV
by Chris Birch (Patient Governor)—I am proud to be a Governor of this hospital, and one reason is its outstanding record in the fight against HIV. Two close friends were killed by HIV and the lives of some of my HIV positive friends were saved by this hospital's doctors.
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Funding the Open Day
by Susan Maxwell (Patient Governor)—The Council of Governors considers it a privilege to fund the Trust’s annual Open Day. Indeed, it’s a wonderful opportunity for patients, their visitors and the local community to see how the clinical, clerical, cleaning and maintenance staff all work as a united team to make Chelsea and Westminster one of the top hospitals in London.
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Infection Control and a tour of Annie Zunz Ward
by Susan Maxwell (Patient Governor)—It was planned that my first Governor/Senior Nurse Round would start with sitting in on an Infection Control Committee (ICC). Kathryn Mangold, General Manager and Directorate Nurse for Gynaecology and the Assisted Conception Unit, who accompanied me was a little concerned that I would find the meeting a dry affair. She shouldn't have worried because the meeting, chaired by Dr Berge Azadian, the Director of Infection Prevention and Control, proved to be extremely interesting.
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A deep respect for Clinical Site Managers
by Susan Maxwell (Patient Governor)—When I was asked if I would like to shadow a member of staff for an hour or two, to get an idea of what their job entailed, I initially misheard. I heard the words 'Site Manager' and, for me, this conjured up an image of a hefty engineer in a hard hat clutching a clipboard. However, the person I was to shadow was, in fact, a 'Clinical' Site Manager (CSM) and believe me, that particular job is a different kettle of fish altogether.
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