More than 400 nurses attend the ‘For Nurses, by Nurses’ conference held on Monday 11 December at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.
The conference was hosted by The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care, (part of London’s Air Ambulance), and attended by more than 400 nurses from across London’s hospital network. The aim of the conference was to provide nurses with a platform to share and learn from each other’s day-to-day experiences and enhance the patient experience.
The day involved five sessions, including panel discussions on topics such as Elderly Trauma, and Human Factors and Ethical Dilemmas in Trauma. Colleagues and peers from various hospitals across the Pan London network participated including the Royal London Hospital, St George’s Hospital and King’s College Hospital.
In the final session, Stephanie Clarke, partner in the Personal Injury team, introduced a talk by her client Paul Maher, who was hit by a car while cycling almost three years ago. Paul and his team shared their experiences about his “incredibly tough journey” after suffering a severe hypoxic brain injury as a result of the accident.
Paul was full of praise for the care and support he has received during his recovery, not least from his trusted Cavpoo, Henry.
Paul also gave some words of advice for carers from the patient’s point of view: “Don’t be too professional, be more real life, relaxed, be silly, be mates.”
The day concluded with an awards ceremony for the top three presentations from the day, presented by Head of Personal Injury Paul Paxton. First prize went to Ella Woodcock-Smith and Lizzie Blake from the Royal London Hospital.
Several delegates took to Twitter to thank Frank Chege, Patient Liaison Nurse at London’s Air Ambulance, and his team, for organising the event, including Jovic Bermas, who said: “Congratulations for doing an amazing job! It has been a great pleasure to witness this event. I look forward to attending the 2nd! #4NBN”
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