There was a good turn out for our April meeting. Dave Rushton gave a brief explanation of a NHS engagement initiative with target groups about views on future healthcare. Thank you to everyone who completed the Healthwatch survey… the forms have now been handed in.
Our second guest was Donna from British Red Cross who gave us a fascinating and useful first aid presentation. Members were so keen to ask all manner of questions that it looked as if Donna would never get through her talk. However, she is a skilled operator and remembers individuals from her last visit…so all was accomplished.
Perhaps the most helpful section was dealing with an emergency situation where a person lies unconscious. Just imagine, Bob who has no arms or legs lying unconscious and not breathing. Under Donna’s direction, several people tried resuscitation (CPR) but without success. Crisis? Well no. In this instance, there was no need to call 999 because Bob was a practice dummy.
Finally, we divided into groups and sustained with a cuppa, people discussed and selected photos of outings and workshops to be enlarged to display at Stoke Pride in June inside our TWO new gazebos.
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Unresponsive person – Breathing Animation
Chest Compression (CPR) – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Final ceramic pieces created at the brilliant workshops with inspirational Alice Thatcher included Billy and Steve’s carefully crafted tea caddy (left) and (below) Maurice’s stylish yellow vase filled with beautiful Easter flowers.
Potbank Café Spodeworks
Kirsty invited members of our group to the monthly meetings of the LGBT+ Hubb Staffordshire. Braving the horrible stormy weather on the last Saturday of April was well worth the effort. Dawn and Colin headed a wonderful, diverse, friendly group of people who were a real joy to be with. Watch out for the next meeting
The People’s Health Trust have a new logo which we will use for the remainder of the OLGBTWellbeing Project.