The Visitation Team of Cancer Support Services who visit Ward C12 of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital had their final training for 2015 conducted by Pastor Paul Leacock on Saturday October 24, 2015.
“The training was extremely educational and thought provoking and even helped us to reflect on our own lives.” – quote from a trainee
“These training sessions have reinforced for all of us, the reason we do what we do. And although persons might be diagnosed with health challenges, they are still persons with feelings and are just as valuable as the rest of us. We all need to be good listeners and keep foremost in mind that we represent the organization as a whole.” – quote from a trainee
“This training has not only benefitted my volunteering with Cancer Support Services but it has beneffited me in my daily living as well.” – quote from a trainee
“One day we might be in a similar situation as the persons we serve and we might just be the ones who need someone to come and give an uplifting word.” – quote from a trainee
“The training was excellent and we hope that the Charity would have Pastor Paul back again soon.” – quote from a trainee
“Although this was not my first training in Palliative or Pastoral Care, it was very refreshing to see it shared in a new and fresh light taught from a different angle which was a great eye opener and caused one to reflect on oneself. I would recommend these sessions for other NGOs locally and regionally. Thank you Cancer Support Services for affording us this opportunity.” – quote from one of the participants
“When people hear Pastoral Care they think that people are teaching from the bible, I was enlightened when I came to understand that it is all ties in with Palliative Care.” – quote from one of the participants
Here are some more photos from the Visitation Team Training session.