I sat mostly in the beautiful gardens at Trinity Hospice today chatting to various groups of our wonderful staff who together make Trinity tick.
First up was our laundry and catering group without which we couldn't function (i wonder how many times I will use that phrase over the next year?).
Then it was a session with our porters and hardworking gardener followed by a meeting with our head of transport. I'm learning fast.
Then, I met our Shops team and Volunteers and we reviewed our online plans; I am very keen to see us have a higher eBay and Amazon profile and we discussed this at length.
After lunch, I continued my meetings first with Anne Hooper, our CEO, and then a first with our Pharmacists.
Trinity Hospice is a gold-plated centre of excellence for palliative care in the UK which Andrew Lansley, the Secretary of State for Health, wants to destroy.