The Northern Ireland Branch held its AGM on 21 November in the Quality Improvement and Innovation Centre at Ulster Hospital. Tanya Daly, Strategic and Capital Development Manager, showcased plans for the Acute Services Ward Block and the designs for the new kitchen and restaurant that will be incorporated within the building. Tanya explained how the design and catering teams have worked together to create facilities that will ensure the experiences of patients, visitors and staff will be maximised when the building opens in Spring 2020.
We were privileged to have Stewart Mackenzie, National Chairman, join us for the AGM. Stewart discussed how he has enjoyed his experience as National Chairman and updated Members about governance within the organisation, explaining the role of the Executive Committee, Council and how Members are represented within these structures. He encouraged all Members to use their influence to make sure the organisation remains relevant to them.
On 7 December, the Branch ended the year with a Christmas Soiree in Zen, Belfast and a great day/night was had by all.