26th May 1999

 

‘DOUBLE’ COUP FOR VISIT

 

News of a lecture by a leading light in mental health law sparked such interest in Hull’s care community that double the number of people expected turned up on the day.

 

Internationally-renowned expert Anslem Eldergill led a day of lectures and debates on tribunals for health care professionals in a joint initiative between the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside and Hull social services.

 

Christopher Curran and Christine Hewitt from the Mental Act Commission were among those invited to attend - they were joined at the event by 40 people from local NHS Trusts and front-line social services keen to hear this prestigious speaker.

 

“As one of the top experts on mental health law in Europe, Mr Eldergill’s visit was a major coup for the university,” said Malcolm Golightley, Director of External Relations for the university’s faculty of Social & Life Sciences. “It was a measure of the success of the visit that double the number of people expected came to hear Mr Eldergill speak.”

 

Mr Eldergill’s work has taken him around Europe - in 1998 he spoke at the 23rd International Congress on Mental Health at the Sorbonne, France.

 

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