A Diary Of A Mesowarrior #Mesothelioma #Asbestos — Ray and I spoke at The South West Occupational Health Nurses Group 30th Annual Conference








This week we travelled to Paddington to catch the train to Exeter, what a great service. Every 30 mins and a fast journey we were well pleased.

We got into a taxi then as it was 5 miles to the venue of the

South West Occupational Health Nurses Group 30th Annual Conference

At Dunchicdeok we seemed to travel in the moors up a time one track road and then we came across a jewel of a hotel Best Western Lord Haldon Country House Hotel is set in large, sumptuous private grounds with views over the surrounding countryside, giving you all the peace, quiet and quality you could possibly want. All our rooms are individually furnished and decorated, and many enjoy views over the rolling Devonshire countryside so youll be able to feast your eyes indoors and out!

The hotel is an ideal place to stay, but just as wonderful to return to. After a delightful day in Devon, which may include a trip to the Cathedral city of Exeter, a jaunt to the coast or a ramble across the moors, the Best Western Lord Haldon Country House is even more welcoming!

The history of the hotel is wonderful Haldon House (pronounced: “Hall-don”) on the eastern side of the Haldon Hills in the parishes of Dunchideock and Kenn,[2] near Exeter in Devon, England, was a large Georgian country house largely demolished in the 1920s.[1] The surviving north wing of the house, comprising the entrance front of the stable block, consists of two cuboid lodges linked by a screen pierced by a Triumphal Arch,[3] with later additions,[1] and serves today as the “Lord Haldon Hotel”.[4] The house was originally flanked by two such paired pavilions, as is evident from 19th century engravings.


It is so different to the Hotels we have been in as it is a Hotel of the past. Staircases and tea pots –So graceful.

At 7.30 we went meet the other speakers and Dawn Wiltshire Green –a bundle of energy that never stops. She is dedicated to Occupational Nursing.

We went to bed knowing we had to get up early only I was woken up at 1.30 with someone trying to get into the room. I had already convinced my self there was ghosts as the building was so old. I lend over to tell Ray and he wasnt there. Yes it was him trying to find the bathroom in the dark and was trying to open the entrance door. Wrong!!!

I got the light on and laughed at my being so silly Ghosts !!! ha ha !!

Next morning after breakfast we joined everyone in the conference room.









The day started.






















Speakers were Chris Packham -Skin update


Chris Packham is a partner at EnviroDerm Services, the consultancy concerned specifically with the prevention of damage to health due to workplace skin exposure. Chris has 36 years’ experience in the development of occupational skin management system

Water causes more problems to humans it is a chemical ??

Diana Kloss Gave us a coarse on GDPR I now know more about the subject http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/about-us/people/people-finder/prof-diana-kloss-mbe

Aaron Layton Consultant Audiologist gave a great talk on ear examinations

Aaron is registered with the Health Care Professionals Council and is a member of the British Society of Audiologists. Achieving a Distinction on his theory and a Merit on the practical qualifications in 2007 via the Hearing Aid Council, he has over 10 years of experience fitting all makes and models of hearing instruments.

Covering the South West, with Clinics at Nuffield Taunton, Nuffield Exeter and Dulverton, Aaron would also be able to see you in the comfort of your home or the newly opened Taunton centre.  All hearing assessments, fittings and wax removal can be done in your choice of locations with complete customer satisfaction our primary goal.  Please give us a call to book an appointment.

Diane Romano Woodward FOHN

Diane Romano-Woodward became interested in Occupational Health in the mid1980s when acting as a Safety Representative for the Royal College of Nursing. At this time she worked in Operating Theatres and this led to and interest in Hand Dermatitis and Latex Allergy which was just becoming an issue. She undertook a Master of Medical Science at the University of Birmingham in 1996 where her dissertation was on the prevalence of skin problems in operating theatre and oncology ward nurses. She became SCPHN by migration by portfolio. In 2015 she was made a Queen’s Nurse

Such great speakers and Ray and I spoke for an hour as well. Ray as usual went down very well and om pleased we put across the Patient Carer and told how we to are with BOHS, IOSH, ROSPA and The Locher Poject it all matched the info of Occupational Health








They presented us with a £250.00 cheque for the MNFoundation which was very kind.

We headed for the station after saying our goodbyes and arrived home at 10pm very tired but very happy x





Ray and i also

One thought on “A Diary Of A Mesowarrior #Mesothelioma #Asbestos — Ray and I spoke at The South West Occupational Health Nurses Group 30th Annual Conference

  1. Mavis and Ray
    Our paths have crossed since the early days with Debbie Brewer and yet we never met so it was a joy to have you at the event as you know the reason I came into Occupational Health was because I lost my Dad in my early 20’s to Mesothelioma aged 55. I am so very happy that you and Debbie and others are finally getting people to hear the message that ‘going to work shouldn’t kill you’ . Much love and come down to Devon for a weekend with me anytime Dawn xx

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