Elijah’s Hope event

PUBLISHED: 18:00 23 March 2015

Kaddy Thomas and her son Elijah.

Kaddy Thomas and her son Elijah.

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THE UK’s first dedicated international conference on improving postural care will be held next month, organised by a Clevedon-based organisation.

Elijah’s Hope has teamed up with another non-profit organisation called Postural Care to highlight the importance of good posture within patient care.

Kaddy Thomas from Clevedon set up Elijah’s Hope last year, a community interest company - which is named after her son who suffers from Apert Syndrome, a disorder characterised by deformities of the skull, face and hands - to give advice and support to other families.

The conference will be held at the Hilton hotel in Woodlands Lane, Bradley Stoke, on April 23-24.

Speakers will include NHS consultant in trauma and orthopaedics, Nirmal Tulwa and Dr Pauline Heslop who led the confidential inquiry into the deaths of people with learning disabilities. Dr Heslop’s presentation will look at the links between postural care and later outcomes.

For more details and to download an agenda visit www.elijahshopeforapert.org/postural-care-conference/


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