St Ann’s welcomes a very special visitor

Staff and patients from St Ann's were honoured to welcome a very special visitor to Salford.

By News Team on May 10, 2017

Ambassador visit

Her Excellency Asta Skaisgiryte, Ambassador of Lithuania to the UK, visited St Ann’s Little Hulton site to find out more about the specialist palliative care that we provide.

Peter Howe and Wendy Howe from the Tiltas Trust, a British-Lithuanian charity that seeks to use experience and expertise already developed in one country for the good of people in another, also joined the visit to the hospice, alongside Tiltas Trust chairman Tom Macan, a former British Ambassador to Lithuania.

Thanks to the generosity of the Tiltas Trust, our staff have been able to visit Lithuania on several occasions, and in turn host visits from staff from the country too.

We’re proud of our strong links with Lithuania and the sharing of knowledge and expertise that we’ve been able to achieve thanks to the Tiltas Trust, so we were honoured that the Ambassador was able to take some time during her busy schedule to come and visit us. It was a real privilege to be able to show her around the hospice, and to share details of the role we play in the healthcare sector, and the specialist palliative and end of life care we provide to people from across Greater Manchester. Staff enjoyed meeting her and showing her around the hospice, and we are looking forward to continuing to build relationships and share information with colleagues in Lithuania in the future. Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive of St Ann’s
I am grateful to St Ann's Hospice for its cooperation with palliative care specialists in Lithuania. The knowledge and expertise you bring to Lithuania allow us to improve the standards of end of life care we provide. On a personal note, I would like to thank St Ann’s Hospice’s Little Hulton site staff for the very warm welcome I received during my visit to Greater Manchester. Her Excellency Asta Skaisgiryte, Ambassador of Lithuania to the UK

Recently, St Ann’s Medical Director, Dr Philip Lomax, and Clinical Manager, Siân Burgess, were invited to speak at the International Palliative Care Conference in Lithuania, and to visit different medical centres in the country.

Last year doctors and nurses from the Baltic State also visited our hospice in Little Hulton on a fact-finding visit to help the country improve the standard of its palliative care.

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