Ayrshire Hospice goes worldwide

Meriel Conn (left) and Professor Jean Rankin at the conference
Meriel Conn (left) and Professor Jean Rankin at the conference

Ayrshire Hospice Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Meriel Conn recently represented the hospice at the 4th Worldwide Nursing Conference on 18th and 19th of July in Singapore.

Meriel was granted a place at the conference following a two year project entitled “The Role of Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Palliative care”.

The study was the first collaborative project supported by the memorandum of understanding between Ayrshire Hospice and University of the West of Scotland.

Meriel said: “Hearing about the challenges faced in different parts of the world really put my role as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in real perspective.

“The diversity of experiences we have within the same role is absolutely mind blowing. To me personally it was a truly exciting and humbling experience.”