As we come to the end of another month, we hope that you have been able to enjoy the lovely weather this Summer with family and friends! We have loved it, although it was a bit hot in the office at times, but we are not complaining!
This month we created 100 Champion packs for Cwm Taf health board, which they have kindly funded. It is such great news for us that this vital training is now going ahead across the whole of Wales, after a lull during covid, as all of the learning disability liaison nursing teams in each health board are planning their training sessions. Champions play a vital role within the hospitals, as they work with the liaison nurses to help and support the patient and families to ensure their hospital experience is a positive one. Please do tell us about any great Champions that you know of, we love to hear your stories!
We have finally booked our first roadshow event for Swansea, which will take place on October 17th in the Swansea Scout & Guide Hut. This will be for the launch of our “Access to Healthcare” booklets for people with a learning disability, their families and carers. In it we share lots of information about the support that is in place to help them receive equality of healthcare. It will be a drop-in event for people to come and have a cup of tea and have a chat with us, the liaison nurses, find out about health profiles, annual health checks, meet the Welsh Ambulance service and lots more. Please get in touch if you would like to come, or if you would like to help us promote it. We will be taking the roadshow to every health board across Wales, so watch this space!
Last week we had a meeting with Aberystwyth University as we are off to do some training there in October, for their first ever intake of nursing students, which we are very happy about! This is such a great opportunity for us to share Paul’s Story with students right at the beginning of their nursing careers. We shall also be joined by some of the learning disability liaison nurses and champions from Hywel Dda health board, who will share their experiences with the students.