The 17th AGM of the RVH Liver Support group was held in the Sir Samuel Irwin Lecture Theatre on Thursday 16th April. Guest speaker was Professor Nigel Heaton, Director of Transplant Surgery at King’s College Hospital. 60 members and friends of the group were present.
The formal business came first. The minute of the 2014 AGM and the accounts for the year 2014-15 were approved. In his Chairman’s Report Donald Cairnduff reflected on a pleasing year’s work, which included a successful first Love Your Liver Campaign in Northern Ireland, registration with the Charity Commission, rebranding to better emphasise the group’s work across Northern Ireland, increased income from fundraising and continued promotion of the organ donor register. Of particular note were a significant rise in patient care support payments and the setting up of a Helpdesk in Outpatients, which had been opened earlier in the day by the Group’s founder, Kay Duffy.
The full report can be found on this site under ‘From the Chairman’
Dr. Cash conducted the meeting while the committee stood down. It was re-elected en bloc to serve for 2015 -16: Donald Cairnduff (Chairman); Sharon Millen (Vice Chair); Gordon Cave (President); Kay Duffy (Founder); Eileen Hearst (Secretary); Tom McCready (Treasurer); Jennifer Cairnduff; Seamus Cunningham; Rachel Quinney-Mee; and Anya Toner.