Catholics in Healthcare
posted on 04 July 2007
Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor has visited the “Catholics in Healthcare” stand at the NHS Confederation Conference, which was held on 21st June 2007.
The Conference is an annual event for Chairs and Chief Executives of NHS Trusts. This year speakers included the outgoing Health Secretary, Patricia Hewitt and the leader of the Conservative Party, David Cameron.
The “Catholics in Healthcare” stand was the first time a faith group had attended an NHS confederation conference. The stand was visited by over 300 delegates who were encouraged to take a prayer card and a summary of how the Catholic Church works within healthcare.
Fr Peter Scott, a Westminster Priest and National Chaplaincy Liaison Officer, commented: “The stand and display were a tremendous success. NHS Chief Executives were very eager to learn about and comment on how Catholic Chaplains and Staff were supported within their local healthcare setting”.