Happy New Year to everyone from the Wessex Branch and let’s hope that 2021 ends better than 2020 now we have the vaccine roll out.
Our AGM and Branch meeting were again held on Zoom. This is proving a very popular alternative to the ‘old style face-to-face’ meetings in some ways, with a few members able to drop in even for a short time if they can’t make the whole meeting. It’s great that we are able to meet this way every month thanks to technology and, of course, we were delighted to welcome both Craig Smith and Janice Gillan to our meeting once again
Last year taught me many things including kindness, compassion and gratitude. I am truly humbled by the work of all NHS staff, having experienced an unexpected two-night stay at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth just before Christmas. When you are there and see what goes on, I have nothing but admiration to everyone – you/they do a great job in the face of adversity and my heartfelt thanks to you all.
The other thing that 2020 has taught me is to remember to mute/unmute – it’s so simple but how often do we say “you’re on mute.”