Successful Love Your Liver roadshow – Thank You

I am writing to pass on my sincere thanks to  everyone who helped out at CastleCourt on Tuesday.

I felt it was a successful day and was very pleased with the response from members of the public.

The professionals – BLT staff, consultants, the registrar who did the fibroscanning – worked very hard but their professional interaction with individuals was helped enormously by the enthusiastic and proactive approach of everyone who volunteered.

Your contributions on Tuesday went well beyond standing, smiling and handing out flyers.  There  was a friendly and positive engagement with everyone who came our way and a willingness to see gaps that needed to be filled and to take on necessary tasks without waiting for someone to ask you that added significantly to the success of the whole event.

I am waiting for final figures from the British Liver Trust  of numbers who were screened and numbers who were fibroscanned.  These will appear on the website with a full account of the event when I have them.

We will, of course, never know the final outcomes or be able to measure the success of the day in terms of how individual lives were affected.   Suffice to say that if one  person , as a result of his/her being at CastleCourt on Tuesday, can avoid the distress that you all know as patients or as carers, all your work will have been worthwhile.

Founder Kay Duffy with Gordon who was instrumental in bringing LYL to Belfast

Founder Kay Duffy with Gordon who was instrumental in bringing LYL to Belfast

Donald, Minister Poots, Gordon, Dr McDougall and Andrew Langford

Donald, Minister Poots, Gordon, Dr McDougall and Andrew Langford

Health Minister Edwin Poots with Donald Cairnduff, Gordon Cave and the CEO of the British Liver Trust Andrew Langford

Health Minister Edwin Poots with Donald Cairnduff, Gordon Cave and the CEO of the British Liver Trust Andrew Langford

 

Seamus Cunningham, Kay Duffy, Gordon and Andrew Langford

Seamus Cunningham, Kay Duffy, Gordon and Andrew Langford

Vice chair Sharon Millen promoting the event

Vice chair Sharon Millen promoting the event

 

 

 

Dr McDougall and Carolyn who carried out the scans

Dr McDougall and Carolyn Adgey (Registrar) who carried out the scans

 

 

Volunteers Ivan Johnston and Colin Kirkpatrick

Volunteers Ivan Johnston and Colin Kirkpatrick