We held our usual monthly meetings in 2023, except for April (Easter) and August (summer break) at the Eyre Chapel, with Covid no longer an issue.
As well as supporting our own members we have responded to requests for assistance from Chesterfield Royal Hospital, the Cavendish Cancer Support Centre in Sheffield and various email requests.
Representatives from Severn Healthcare joined us for a couple of meetings. We learned about new laryngectomy prescription items and there were wide-ranging helpful discussions around member concerns and questions posed to Paula Barnes, Severn’s SLT representative.
Sadly we lost Rick Colley, a valued member for 6 years, and other members have faced challenging diagnoses. We devote time every meeting for members to raise their own concerns and hear the experiences of others.
We ended the year with the usual Christmas Social and lucky raffle winners are shown below.
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