The UK P&I Club Crew Health team hosted a 20th Anniversary dinner at “Shang Palace” restaurant, Shangri-La Hotel, Makati, Manila on Saturday 18th March 2017.
The celebrations on the evening commenced with drinks at the “Circles” Bar followed by a 7 course Chinese banquet dinner attended by clinics approved by the UK P&I Club for crew medicals in Philippines. The guests travelled from Manila, Cebu, Iloilo and Davao City to attend and included representatives from:
Guests were joined by representatives from the UK P&I Club correspondents, Pandiman Philippines Inc along with the UK P&I Club auditors Mr Michael Carroll and Mr David Thompson plus Mr Tony Nicholson of the UK P&I Club people claims team. Guests enjoyed a menu of fine local delicacies and traditional Chinese cuisine served in the elegant private dining rooms of “Shang Palace”. The dining experience ended with a personalised chocolate dessert made to commemorate the special evening and 20 years of the UK P&I Club Crew Health Programme.
Presentations of the Crew Health Programme anniversary glass paperweight were made to each clinic following a speech and thank you from the Programme Director Sophia Bullard.
The Philippines was the first area of development for the UK P&I Club Crew Health programme 20 years ago with just 2 clinics and 5 members participating in the enhanced medical scheme. Over the last 20 years the numbers of medicals in addition to the clinics serving members has grown considerably. Clinics are currently located in the capital city of Manila and key areas in the regions with more growth planned for 2017.
The strong working relationship between the UK P&I Club and all approved clinics is built on excellent communication and backed by a stringent audit process. These steps ensure an efficient screening function which serves the needs of many UK P&I Club members sourcing crew from this key area of recruitment.
Members wishing to learn more about the UK P&I Club Crew Health Programme are invited to contact the Crew Health Programme team direct on PEME.firstname.lastname@example.org