EEAPSG was founded by Brian Wallis in March 2021 and will be Chaired by Phoebe Osborne.
Prior to this Brian Wallis has been an active Mesothelioma UK Ambassador since losing his wife Rosemary in 2013 to asbestosis. He was also the founder of Anglia Asbestos Disease Support Group. During this time Brian and his team of loyal volunteers strived to improve the support available for those newly diagnosed with mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases and helped to raise funds for a Mesothelioma UK specialist nurse to work in Norfolk and Suffolk.
Brian recalls first-hand there were very few patient support groups in these parts of the region only a short time ago and since then, he has worked tirelessly to build a network of thriving patient support groups which have run alongside those existing groups located across the UK, many of which are linked to the NHS and other charities.
Due to geographic location of the East of England, it is no small feat to bring together patients from as far afield as Coastal Norfolk to Rural Suffolk and EEA-PSG understands how vitally important it is to support all patients and their families affected, no matter where in the region they are based.
The EEA-PSG will be supporting patients and their families affected by asbestos-related diseases via Zoom coffee mornings, it is hoped in due course when the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions are lifted, face to face meetings in a number of locations across the East of England region can resume.
Patient safety is paramount to EEA-PSG and we will be running our monthly Coffee Morning meetings via Zoom with all details on [Facebook Page link] Please get in touch if you are interested in joining a meeting and we will send you a link and joining details.
The recently incorporated EEA-PSG is a charity dedicated to helping people suffering from asbestos-related diseases and their families who live in the East of England.