Chair of Trustees role

Seafarers Hospital Society partners with Ocean Technologies Group to improve seafarer physical health.

Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS) has developed a new physiotherapy video to empower seafarers to avoid work-related injuries through exercise. As part of their ongoing collaboration with Ocean Technologies Group (OTG), this video will be freely available to seafarers with access to OTG’s Ocean Learning Platform. Repetitive strain injuries and musculoskeletal issues, often caused by heavy … Continued

Defining Dementia

Seafarers Hospital Society are running 3 webinars to raise awareness about dementia based on community feedback. As we learn of more people having to support relatives, friends, or community members with dementia, we want to ensure that you have the information you need to assist your loved ones. This is a concern that extends beyond … Continued

New ‘Fishing for Better Health’ Clinic initiative

SEAFIT and Compass House Medical Centres launch new initiative in Brixham to provide health support for fishermen SEAFIT and Compass House Medical Centres have jointly launched new ‘Fishing for Better Health’ clinic in Brixham that has specifically been created to cater to the challenging schedules and workloads of the fishing community through the form of … Continued

Celebrating a legacy of supporting seafarers

Seafarers Hospital Society has completed 200 years of providing health and wellbeing support to individuals in the maritime and fishing sector. The charity marked the occasion with a drinks reception at Trinity House attended by industry leaders, representatives from partner organisations, well-wishers and staff members. The event also served as a farewell reception for their … Continued

Seafarers Hospital Society Launches Webinar Series

The ongoing pandemic, geopolitical unrest and increasing operational and administrative burdens pose an ongoing challenge to seafarer health and wellbeing. Not only do these individuals face uncertainty around access to crew change, healthcare and vaccinations, but extended contract lengths, operating in high-risk areas and the risk of abandonment can also impact mental and physical wellbeing. … Continued

Kuba Szymanski to Chair Seafarers Hospital Society

The Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS) has appointed Captain Kuba Szymanski as the new Chair of the board of the 200-year-old UK maritime charity, following the retirement of Peter McEwen MBE MNM. Capt. Szymanski is Secretary-General for InterManager, the international trade association for the ship and crew management sector, and has a well-deserved reputation for advocating … Continued

Maritime charity calls for industry-wide collaboration to support the future health of the seafaring community

Charities, ship owners, charterers and other stakeholders in the maritime industry must work together to create a culture of care in maritime, according to the Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS). Delegates at last Friday’s SHS seminar, Supporting Seafarers into the Future, were inspired by the findings of the Society’s landmark study of maritime worker health initiatives, … Continued

Registrations now open for SHS Seminar: ‘Supporting Seafarers into the Future’

Seafarers Hospital Society is launching the findings of its landmark study of maritime worker health initiatives at its seminar on Friday 26 November 2021. The study, conducted by Yale University, looks into the effectiveness of the various maritime worker health initiatives taken by shipping companies, charities and the wider maritime sector to keep seafarers healthy … Continued

Chair of Trustees role

ROLE DESCRIPTION: ChairThe Seafarers Hospital Society has been looking after the health and welfare of seafarers and their families since 1821. The Chair of Trustees plays a crucial role at the centre of the charity’s work, promoting its continued development and success.Principal Responsibilities Leadership Working with the trustees to guide the Society in its overall … Continued

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