Ending Well - exploring issues around end of life

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Wednesday 28 June 2023, 6pm
West Downs Auditorium, Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5FT

A taboo very often exists around talking about death, dying and bereavement, yet we know that this hasn’t always been the case. These are experiences we all face, and helping individuals to live as well as possible until they die, and to die with dignity, is vitally important to society. This seminar will explore different perspectives on the end of life, and start a conversation about what dying well means and why it matters.

We are delighted to welcome an expert panel of speakers, who will share their thoughts and take part in a Q&A session. Chaired by Dr Lara Alloway, Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Iain Cameron, Chief Executive at St. Michael’s Hospice, our panel will include:

  • Dr Anna Wilkinson, Consultant in Palliative Care
  • Dr Charlotte Hutchings, a GP and the clinical director for North and Mid Hampshire for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICB
  • Revd Ruth Midcalf, Chaplain of Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust

This seminar is part of a series of prestigious seminars held by the University of Winchester, Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust, St. Michael’s Hospice, Winchester Hospice, and The Countess of Brecknock Hospice, covering topical subjects on the theme of palliative and end of life care, and the experience of death. Previous seminars have explored key issues about health and wellbeing.

Light refreshments will be served from 5.30pm, and there will be an opportunity to look around a newly installed exhibition in the West Downs Gallery from the Wellcome Collection 'Stitched Drawings' featuring the work of textile artist and retired occupational therapist Georgie Meadows.

This event is organised in partnership with Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust, St. Michael’s Hospice, WInchester Hospice and The Countess of Brecknock Hospice.

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