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Sandra Welch
CEO at Seafarers Hospital Society


Sandra joined Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS) at an interesting and exciting time in its history as it moves towards its bicentenary in 2021. In addition to this, Seafarers Hospital Society has seen several successes in the health development area including; the SeaFit Programme for fishers, the creation of the Seafarers Physiotherapy Network and the development of a standard in Mental Health Training.

Initially trained as a teacher, Sandra later gained a Theology Degree at the University of Aberdeen, as well as gaining a master’s degree in human resource management. She brings versatility and depth of experience to Seafarers Hospital Society having occupied a variety of senior roles, including six years at Sailors’ Society, initially as Director of Programme and then Chief Operating Officer with overall responsibility for the creation and development of crew welfare and well-being programmes and community development projects for seafaring communities.

Agenda Sessions

  • Are We Better Prepared For Prevention?