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West of Scotland Branch News

From Robert McLaughlin

The West of Scotland Branch’s January meeting was held at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, and was hosted by John Heron. Members viewed the packing unit for loading up patient trolleys as well as the various retail outlets available in the front concourse. The whole complex has 1,100 en-suite rooms, has the second busiest A&E in Scotland, and houses buildings for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Maternity and Neurological services; it is a huge complex supplying services to a large part of Scotland.

In December we held our AGM, followed by Lunch, at Brian Maule Chardon D’or restaurant in Glasgow. The officers approved were:

  • Chairman: Robert McLaughlin.
  • Vice Chair: Gary Nicholl.
  • Secretary: Sheila Miller.
  • Asst Secretary: Helen Davidson.
  • Treasurer: Janice Gillan.
  • Asst Treasurer: Nicola McIvor.
  • Council Representative: Nicola McIvor.

Food Still Matters

‘Food Still Matters’ will be held on Friday 24 February 2017 at Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld. The Study Day will focus on supporting the ‘Last 9 Yards’ by promoting sharing of learning, including patient experiences. The event will be supported by an exhibition, with delegates all free to attend. The Study Day will be followed by the alternative Burns Supper, which is always an experience. Prior to the event, the ice-breaker will include a sponsored golf competition and the Spa is available at reduced rates. Further information will be available on the Branch News section of the HCA website or you can contact our exhibition co-ordinator Nicola.mcivor@aaaht.scot.nhs.uk or delegate bookings co-ordinator lesleymorris51@gmail.com.

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