Our AGM was held on the 31st May.
This year the committee decided to split the Lady Bacon Award for outstanding service to Specialist Palliative Care between two outstanding individuals. Lady Bacon was at the meeting to give out the awards to Christine Hawkins who has been the Modern Matron for PBL for the last ten years, and Roisin Fallon Williams CEO of the NHS Community trust, both whom have been more than supportive of Palliative Care in Norfolk and the plans for the new Hospice.
Dr Phil Wilkins, Palliative Care Consultant, gave a very interesting summing up of the activity at PBL over the past year.
Our speaker followed after a short break . We were so fortunate to have Dr Tom Roques, Consultant Clinical Oncologist and Clinical Lead for Radiotherapy Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of East Anglia, who gave a fascinating talk about advances and trends in treatments for cancer .
But, as usual, maybe the highlight of the evening was catching up with friends and colleagues. There certainly was a happy buzz about the evening.