Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Camilla's Official Patronages - Health Care

In a effort to kept things organized this section features only Duchess Camilla's Health Care patronages.  You can find links to all of her patronages here
Patron (April 1997 - October 2001)
President (October 2001) 

Royal Osteoporosis Society is a UK-based charity that works towards better diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of osteoporosis. They also work to influence health and social care policy for people with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones in our body to become fragile and prone to break. 

The charity was formerly called the National Osteoporosis Society. It changed its name in 2019, when it was granted the use of "Royal" in its name. 

Camilla's mother, Rosalind Shand, died of the disease in 1994.

The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
Patron (September 2005)

The College of Podiatry is the Professional body for podiatrists and students of podiatry.
The organization was formerly called the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

The Queen Mum was previously Patron from 1993-2002.
Patron (2006)

The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases is a hospital in Bath that specializes in rheumatic diseases and rehabilitation. They also treat chronic fatigue and chronic pain. The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases provide patient-centred care to people of all ages. 

Royal Patron (2006)

Trinity Hospice is a London Hospice. They work to provide terminally ill people with end of life care. They also provide expert support, information and advice to the patients and their families. 

The Queen's "Mistress of the Robes", Duchess of Grafton is also patron. As well as the Queen's nephew, David Armstrong-Jones. The Queen Mother was previously patron. 

Patron (2007)

Helen House was the world's first children's hospice, opening in 1982. Douglas House was founded in 2004 for young adults age 16-35. This was a unique hospice since it deals with young adults. They would often find the environment of a children or adult hospice ill-suited. 

Helen and Douglas House's hospices provide specialist and end-of-life care for children and young adults with life-shortening conditions. It also provides support & relief for their families. They have locations in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, and parts of London.

Patron (2008)

The WESC Foundation is a England based organization that provides a specialist learning environment for young people and adults with visual impairment. Their goal is to provide them with the skills to be independent, productive, and happy individuals. 

The foundation also work with specialist in Nero-science to create improvement in the field of visual impairment. 

The Duchess of Kent was previously Patron. (Previously called the West of England School and College Foundation)

President (November 2008)

Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres is UK Cancer Charity. It offers people diagnosed with cancer (as well as their families, friends, employer) physical, emotional or social support. They do a variety of things from offering courses on managing stress, counseling on benefits they may be eligible for, bereavement support, information on cancer treatments, hair loss, returning to work, etc.

Dispensaire Francais (The French Clinic)
Patron (2009)

Dispenser Franscis is a non-profit in London that helps provide medical and social support to french or french speaking people in the UK. 

Combined in 2014 with the French Benevolent Society. 

Queen Victoria, and the Queen Mother were previously patron. 

Patron (2009)

Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust is a Charity in Wiltshire, England. The Charity runs emergency helicopters to injured people in the Area. It can get to anywhere in Wiltshire in 11 minutes and attend on average 3 potentially life-saving missions a day. 

Patron (January 2011)

Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust is a Charity in Cornwall, England. The Charity runs emergency helicopters to injured people in the Area. 

President (June 2012)

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is a UK organization the researches and promotes cures, preventions and treatments for type 1 diabetes. They also work to give support and a voice to people with type 1 diabetes.

Patron (October 2012)

Arthritis Research UK is an organization the researches and promotes cures, preventions and treatments for all types of arthritis and related musculoskeletal conditions. It is the UK’s fourth largest medical research charity.

Prospect Hospice

President (2013)

Prospect Hospice serves the communities of Swindon, Marlborough and north Wiltshire, and the villages of Lechlade and Fairford in Gloucestershire. They provide end of life care as well as support of the patients and their families. 
Patron (2014)

Children's Hospice South West is a hospice for children with life-limiting conditions in the South West of England. They provide respite and short breaks, emergency care, palliative care and end of life care. As well as supports for the families. 

Patron (2014)

Medical Detection Dogs uses animals to help diagnose serious illnesses, including detecting cancer and sniffing for peanuts . These dogs can also work with people suffering from diabetes and warn them if their blood-sugar levels are too high or low.

President (2016-Present)
President of The Duchenne Children's Trust (2014- 2016)
Charity Number: 1147094

The Duchenne Children's Trust is a organization that works to fund clinical research and trials for treatments and a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Duchenne UK was formed in April 2016,by the coming together of Duchenne Children's Trust and Joining Jack. Queen Camilla was president of Duchenne Children's Trust from 2014 to it's merger. 

Camilla's former Daugther-in-Law, Sara Parker Bowels is one of the Patrons of the organization. & previous served as Patron of 
Duchenne Children's Trust.

Patron (November 2015)

The London Clinic is one of the UK’s largest private hospitals. it is a independent hospital that functions as a charity. Any revenue the hospital makes is reinvested back into the hospital. 

The London Clinic was opened by the then Duke and Duchess of York, (later King George VI & Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mum) on 18th February 1932. An number of royals have opened facilities for the ever growing hospital over the years. 

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