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Family and Friends Monthly Support Meetings

Family and FriendsFamily and Friends are invited, via the Family and Friends notice board to attend support sessions. The aim of the sessions is to provide help, answer questions, for attendees to meet others in a similar situation that they could talk to at other times too. It is important to the team that were are able to support Family and Friends and make them feel welcome and part of the patient’s team.

The sessions are led by a senior member of staff and a former patient. There is no set agenda to allow those that attend to talk about issues that they may need help with or just to talk with people in a similar situation.
Each session is usually different from others.

These meetings are held in the seminar room between 3:30 and 4:30 PM and the dates can be found on the family and friends noticeboard.

Family and Friends Information Days

Patients are encouraged to invite their Family and Friends to attend the Family and Friends Information day.

Our aim is for Family and Friends to learn more about spinal cord injury and the effects, to enable them to understand more about the changes that their loved one or friend is learning to live with.

Each session provides an overview of the topic with time for questions.

There is also opportunity to talk with some former patients, male and female, who have a wealth of experience living with a spinal cord injury

Seminar Room, The Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre
Time Session Speaker
09.00 – 09.30 Registration and Coffee Anne Seaman
09.30 – 09.45 Introduction, Overview and Housekeeping Anne Seaman
Wendy Slater
09.45 – 10.15 What is SCI? and Autonomic Dysreflexia Anne Seaman
10.15 – 10.45 Rehabilitation Programme Rachel Coulson-Smith
10.45 – 11.00 Coffee/Tea
11.00 -11.30 Skin Care Rachel Stowell
Damian Smith
11.30 – 12.00 Wheelchairs and Cushions Matt Fiddy
Ian Warren
12.00 – 12.30 Emotional Effects Sophie Tegg
12.30 – 13.15 Lunch
13.15 – 14.00 Bladder and Bowels Ward Staff
14.00 – 14.20 Sex, Relationships and Fertility Anne Seaman
14.20 – 14.50 Discharge Planning Emma Leadbeater
14.50 – 15.20 Outpatient Services Mel Williams
15.20 – 15.30 Coffee, Information Board and Information Booklet Katy Wood
15.30 – 16.00 Living Well With Spinal Cord Injury Former Patients

Family and Friends on Call Rota

Each weekday a senior member of staff is on call to assist patients, family and friends with any questions and concerns. The Staff Member on call will also provide a tour of the Centre to allow them to find their way round and talk to their loved one about it. if you feel any of this would benefit you, please ask at reception.

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