This year’s programme started with an excellent talk by Barbara Worts. Barbara is a member of our W.I. Before retiring to Pencader in August 2016, Barbara worked for many years at Broadmoor High Secure Psychiatric Hospital in Berkshire. The hospital cares for patients with severe mental illness, some of whom have committed violent crimes. Barbara started there in 1993 as Assistant to the General Manager and Secretary to the Hospital Management Team. However, she took on many more roles over the years. When Barbara first started working at Broadmoor, the average length of a patient’s stay was 10 years. Because of improved medicines and care, this has been reduced to 5 years. Barbara told us about some of the safety measures taken at the hospital, e.g. all staff carrying a whistle, to blow if help is needed.
Barbara enjoyed her job very much and we thoroughly enjoyed hearing about it.
We have lots more interesting speakers and outings planned for this year.
For example:
Tuesday 5th February-Ruth Lewis will tell us how to keep Cyber Safe
Tuesday 5th March- St David’s Day Lunch at the Porth Hotel
Tuesday 2nd April– An outing to Dinefwr Park, where arborist, Will Lewis will give a talk on trees.
This will be followed by a “tree walk” in the park.
If you would like to join us at any time, we’d be pleased to see you.
Meetings are held in the Pavilion at 2pm on the 1st Tuesday of the month.