Åsa Gustavsson and Christina Schulz visited St. Mark’s Hospital in Harrow, North West London, on a research trip earlier this month along with our Swedish distributor Maud Jägerman of M Care.
Åsa and Christina, who are both stoma nurses in Linköping University Hospital in Southern Sweden, are trying to create a Fistula Centre of Excellence within their own hospital.
During their trip, they attended the Burdett Institute at St. Marks Hospital which provides education and carries out research into GI disorders and is also a Fistula Centre of Excellence in the UK.
The visit to London was funded by TG Eakin Ltd and arranged by Julia Williams, a Senior Lecturer in Gastrointestinal Nursing at the Burdett Institute of GI Nursing with King’s College, London and St. Mark’s Hospital, Harrow.
Jeremy Eakin, who met with the nurses during their visit said, “We are extremely grateful to the Burdett Institute for their help and support in hosting this visit for the Swedish nurses. In particular I would like to thank Julia Willams for her hospitality and for organising this event.
I know that Asa and Christina found this visit to St Marks hospital extremely beneficial and they learned a great deal during their visit. I wish them well in their efforts to make the University Hospital of Linköping a Fistula Centre of Excellence”.
Pictured (L-R) are Åsa Gustavsson, Maud Jägerman and Christina Schulz outside St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow