We were honoured to have Freemen Jane Naismith and Tony McLean present to us alongside Freeman David Barker (Chair of Education & Training Committee, Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and Liveryman Worshipful Company of Educators); who as a Trustee of the Livery Schools' Link (LSL) reorientated us to the charity's new look since it was reshaped during the CoViD 19 crisis. David's presentation has given us insight into LSL's intent for the next few years which has helped to prepare us to deliver nursing, midwifery, health and care careers' support to secondary school children at the London Careers' Fair next month. David also reminded us about how to volunteer as individuals on the LSL website https://liveryschoolslink.org.uk/
Jane and Tony presented a summary of their work in St Joseph's Hospice, Hackney; colloquially known as the City's Hospice in Livery circles! Jane set the scene by telling the fascinating history of the establishment and how it has developed over the years including the challenges of resourcing and governance through two world wars and more recent crises. Jane and Tony then discussed their team's ongoing clinical developments and in particular their outreach program which places them at the forefront of hospice care and presents models for health and care across the sector. A visit had been planned to St Joseph's but was postponed due to CoViD restrictions. We hope to rearrange a new date and time soon.
The presentations from the event are available for Freemen to view in the members’ area of the website.