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The Duchy Health Charity has had its own post-bag of festive good wishes from organisations it has been able to help this year to transform hundreds of lives across Cornwall.
Paul Simmons and Minnie Black power-boating with Mylor Sailibility
Among 24 grants this year ranging from £400 to £20,000 DCH has supported Mylor Sailability’s sailing sessions for people with disabilities and an extra physiotherapist for the Merlin MS Centre, as well as improved facilities at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice and Sensory Trust outings for people with dementia.
At the Autumn Board meeting on 19 October 2015 Dr John Hyslop stood down as Chair of the Charity after six years in office and Dr Barbara Vann was unanimously elected to lead the Board during a period when there are likely to be important changes in the pattern of healthcare provision in Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly.
Professor Sir John Tooke, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences, founder of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry for the South West and adviser to governments was the keynote speaker for the Duchy Health Charity’s ‘President’s Lecture’ on 28 September 2015 at Cornwall Council’s Chamber. In his Lecture, W(h)ither the NHS, he revealed his vision for the future of the NHS for the South West and beyond, with a fully-integrated healthcare system which puts the citizen at its heart. He said Cornwall’s Unitary Authority status and potential for devolved budget powers created a golden opportunity to make the radical and urgent changes required to make its healthcare system fit and sustainable for the 21 Century….
Cornwall’s Unitary Authority status and potential for devolved budgetary powers puts it in prime position to make the radical and urgent changes required to make healthcare sustainable and fit for purpose in the 21st Century.
This declaration was made by leading healthcare academic Professor Sir John Tooke giving the 2015 President’s Lecture for the Duchy Health Charity (DHC) and revealing his vision for a fully-integrated healthcare system across the UK which strips out layers of bureaucracy and puts the citizen at its heart.
One of the UK’s most eminent healthcare leaders will reveal a vision for the future of the NHS in the South West and beyond when he gives the 2015 President’s Lecture for the Duchy Health Charity, co-sponsored by the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter.
Professor Sir John Tooke, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences, who was instrumental in creating the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry for the South West*, will talk of the history and iconic status of the NHS which makes very difficult any constructive debate on the radical changes necessary to make it fit for the future.
The Creative Spaces scheme – run by the St Austell-based charity Sensory Trust – helps people affected by dementia to get out and about and enjoy an active life within their community.
Sensory Trust brings related organisations together including Age UK, the St Austell Memory Café and Memory Matters South West to spread the word that help – and a series of interesting activities and get-togethers – are at hand.
The incredible stories and discoveries of three military medical men created a resounding final President’s Lecture for the Duchy Health Charity’s Robert Robins as he prepares to step down from the post he has held for the last seven years and the life-changing Cornish charity he was instrumental in founding.
A charity which has supported people with learning disabilities in Cornwall and Devon for more than twenty years has received a grant of almost £9000 from the Duchy Health Charity to help its work - with the prospect of more than £4000 to come next year.
The grant to the ROC (Robert Owen Communities) Welcome Truro club will cover as much as one third of the direct costs of its social activities for 2013/2014 which is a massive help towards the development of the club.
Second grant from Duchy Heath Charity to Cornwall Hospice Care
The Duchy Health Charity has once again supported Cornwall Hospice Care with a second grant in 12 months of £10,000. The two grants have been awarded to the £1.4 million refurbishment of Mount Edgcumbe Hospice in St Austell. The remaining costs have been met with help from other Charitable Trusts, a NHS England Capital Grant and a significant legacy left to the charity in 2011.
“I am who I am” Seminar Newsletter available for download
“I am who I am” –
Duchy Health Charity film puts the "story" into mental healthcare
One of the UK’s top film-makers has created a moving and thought-provoking “short” which aims to put the personal narrative back into the care of thousands of people who suffer from mental health problems.
In Ben Giles’ film “I am who I am” experts in the field and patients themselves explain how personal stories and being given the time to be heard are the key to unlocking the best course of care for individual people.
The name of a little girl who died in a tragic accident in September is being proudly carried on the side of a motor-bike which helps support the emergency services in Cornwall.
The so-called “Blood Bike”, the latest in the fleet of the Cornwall Freewheelers charity which courier “medical essentials” out of hours to wherever they are needed around the county, was bought primarily through a £14,000 grant from the Duchy Health Charity.
A North Cornwall pilot project which brings healthcare professionals into partnership with Third Sector experts for the all-round care of people suffering mental health problems is set to be rolled out across the county – and could provide a model of “best practice” nationwide.
The ground-breaking, cross-sector project places patients and their individual stories firmly at the centre of all discussions regarding their care and treatment – understanding that mental illnesses take many forms and that each person's history is crucial to helping them cope with their lives.
The enthusiasm and support of hundreds of pupils from three Cornish schools for Health Centres they themselves helped set up has been channelled into short films set before a Conference of health and educational professionals this week.
The three School-based Integrated Health Centres were set up as a pilot-project - with £800,000 backing from the Duchy Health Charity - at Penair in Truro, Bude and Hayle Schools to provide a private space where students can discuss anything affecting their physical and mental health and wellbeing - from abuse, violence or bullying to issues with relationships, fitness and body image.
Duchy Health Charity's 2012 Seminar on Mental Health provision in
transition , 'I am who I am'at the Headland, Newquay has been hailed
a success by many of the 98 delegates who attended.
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