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Terry Waite (CBE) talks 'Courage and Compassion' to healthcare staff

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Wednesday 24 April 2019

Terry Waite (CBE) will be giving a free talk on Courage and Compassion as part of the Guernsey Literary Outreach Programme, sponsored by Rothschild & Co next month.

The Guernsey Literary Festival is working in partnership with Health & Social Care and will also be offering a unique opportunity to explore the role of Literature and Storytelling in supporting Healthcare staff and their young service users.

Alongside Mr Waite's talk, for an invited audience only, interactive story teller John Kirk will be performing the Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl sponsored by Specsavers in the playroom on Frossard Ward.

Lottie Barnes, Culture, Arts & Health Manager, HSC said:

"The partnership with The Guernsey Literary Festival truly demonstrates the important role of Culture and Arts within health. Mr Waite's talk provides time and space for thoughts and reflection. The wonderful interactive storytelling on the children's ward offers a brilliant distractions for young people and their families."

Claire Allen, Festival Director, The Guernsey Literary Festival said:

"We are delighted to be able to partner with HSC to offer these free community and outreach events as part of the Guernsey Literary Festival programme for both staff and young patients at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital. Thanks to our generous festival sponsors for supporting these important Arts in Health initiatives in the Bailiwick of Guernsey"

Deputy Heidi Soulsby, President HSC said

"Terry Waite is an inspiration to everyone, especially those that work in Health and Care. How he overcame his ordeal, experiencing the kind of harrowing situations that most of us will thankfully never experience, is a powerful and positive example of how Courage and Compassion can strengthen our inner belief to nurture a greater sense of empathy and human understanding."

The talk includes a free buffet lunch sponsored by Little Extras Trust.

Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.co.uk or by emailing lottie.barnes@gov.gg

 

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