Liverpool

Most meetings are held on the last Saturday of each month and begin at 10.30am for an 11am start. For 17 years, we have provided support to all the local patients, families and friends who attend. We are a thriving group, and offer lots of support, advice and, above all, friendship and humour. 

We are using the Fazakerley Memorial Hall, Lower Lane, L9 7AE.  This is quite close to the Walton centre but nearer to the main hospital entrance and ambulance station on Lower Lane.

All meetings are held on the last Saturday of every month, except December when we meet up for a Christmas meal out. 

As we now have to pay to use our new venue we have found it neccessary to introduce a small charge to come to the meeting, but we hold a well stocked raffle each month. One of our members, who is a patient, makes sure we are all well fed with a sumptuous buffet at her own cost - she gives this willingly as her contribution.

Our members give tirelessly to help their fellow patients and carers. We have a system of 'phone a friend' to make sure that all members receive a regular call just to say "Hi, are you OK?".  A monthly newsletter is produced, and any one who needs cheering up, has been unwell or is celebrating will be mentioned.

Our group motto is 'You'll Never be Alone' as we realised at our launch that many patients and carers were just that - alone with their condition and no-one to talk to.

Contact the group co-ordinator Tony at liverpoolpituatarygroup@gmail.com

We have a website for more information.

The group also have a Facebook page where you can keep up to date with their news.

 

2019 meeting details: 

  • The next meeting will be held on Saturday 28th September at 10.30 for an 11am start at the above address. 

After usual updates and discussions, the focus of this meeting will shift to discuss the future of the Liverpool Support Group, so your input would be greatly appreciated. They hope to generate some great ideas for going forward.

  • The following meeting will be held on Saturday 26th October at 10.30 for an 11m start at the same address. 

The group are delighted to be welcoming medical students to this meeting who will be visiting in order to gain awareness of how patients live with a life changing condition. The group will be discussing symptoms before diagnosis, diagnosis through to treatment, and ongoing care. At the end of the meeting, the students will chat with members one to one to learn about their experiences.