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After a career in Heath Service Administration, Pam Hayward became Volunteer Co-Ordinator for the Park Centre Café when it opened in 2011.  Here she describes her visit to a Royal Garden Party in recognition of many years of service to NHS volunteering both as a manager and a volunteer herself. Imagine my surprise when, on New Year's Eve 2015, an envelope arrived from the Lord ...

When I started thinking about this article, the 50th anniversary of England’s football world cup triumph was in the news. Then I was a first year clinical student, and on-call for the weekend in Dulwich Hospital. I watched the second half on a 17 inch fuzzy black and white TV in a ward day room with four patients, two of whom were asleep. Sadly there have been no major football ...

This autumn Parliament will discuss a private members bill tabled by Rob Marris MP on assisted dying. A similar bill by Lord Falconer ran out of time in the last Parliament after making some progress.  Such legislation would allow a terminally ill person, if they had the mental capacity to make such a choice, to request a prescription from a doctor to end their life. The major ...

Thank you for the exciting and beneficial equipment you have funded. The Motomed Viva 2 brings additional therapy to the acute stroke patients at the hospital, encouraging early return of activity in the affected limb whilst avoiding side effects related to lack of immobility such as muscle wastage and reduced cardio-vascular endurance.

Charlotte Hunt Neuro Physiotherapist Hyper Acute Stroke Unit, RSCH

A big thank you for your kind donation of high back chairs. They will be of great benefit to our Park Centre patients who struggle to get out of the low back chairs.

Lisa Thomas-Brooks, Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist

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