Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity hosts its 'Transition of Care' Nursing Conference to celebrate the work of its Roald Dahl Nurses and raise awareness for transition services.
On Friday 17 May, Roald Dahl Nurses and healthcare professionals, along with other marvellous delegates, charity staff and trustees attended a special event - The Roald Dahl 'Transition of Care' Nursing Conference.
The event was hosted at the Royal College of Nursing in London and brought together over 50 of the 75 Roald Dahl Nurses who care for in excess of 21,000 seriously ill children, young people and families across the UK.
The theme of the conference was on transition from child to adult healthcare services and the day was hosted by Roald Dahl Transition Nurses Giselle Padmore-Payne who works at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Neil Fletcher, Roald Dahl Clinical Nurse Specialist for Teenagers and Young Adults at Barts Health NHS Trust.
Speakers for the day included healthcare professionals from NHS Trusts' from different parts of the UK, as well as young people and parents who are supported by Roald Dahl Nurses. Delegates were able to learn about patient experience and share best practice by hearing from Roald Dahl Nurses and other healthcare professionals about how they support the transition pathway for young people. The delegates were also joined by charity founder and President Felicity Dahl, who set up the charity over 25 years ago.
The conference was a wonderful way for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity's network of specialist nurses to come together and learn from one another. It was also an opportunity to celebrate their work and how they provide the best possible healthcare to seriously ill children, young people and families. The day forms part of the Roald Dahl Professional Development Package - enabling this established community of Roald Dahl Nurses to develop their services areas and their careers.
Read more about Roald Dahl Nurse Neil and Roald Dahl Nurse Giselle's experiences of transition for young people. Find out more about Roald Dahl Nurses and show your support by making a marvellous donation today.