North West Region Returns
The luxurious new Faculty of Health building of Edge Hill University was the venue for the foundation study day of the BACCN North West region. The region, with the largest membership outside of the metropolis, has been on the “critical list” for many years and it is hoped that this event will be just the kick start required to resuscitate it.
“The day was an overwhelming success” said Lorraine Burgess, regional committee chairperson, “the conference room was packed out!”. This was hardly surprising as the day was free to members and cost only £10 to non members. The generosity of the numerous sponsors allowed a very liberal pricing policy.
Maybe the number of attendees reflected the quality of the speakers. One speaker stepped up to the mark and spoke entirely unrehearsed to someone else’s Power Point when a speaker rang in to say she had been involved in a road traffic accident! Other speakers included Dr Christina Jones the internationally renowned expert on intensive care follow up, Dr Jane Eddleston from Manchester and a bravura performance from Dr Richard Barnes who, to great applause, gesticulated his way through the Mental Capacity Act as it applies to Critical Care.
All in all an overwhelming success and a study event which merits the award Innovation and Motivation from our peers in the BACCN.
North West Committee Member