Sandra joined Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS) in 2020 at an interesting and exciting time in the Charity’s history as it moved towards its bicentenary celebrations in 2021. In addition to this, SHS 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.
In our special column this time, we are pleased to host an interview with Sandra Welch, who is the Chief Operating Officer of Sailors' Society, an International charity providing a personal lifeline for merchant seafarers.Read more
Mrs Sandra Welch, CEO at Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS) reveals key highlights of a landmark study on seafarers’ health and safety onboard to highlight priorities for the industry in order to improve maritime health initiatives.Read more
Mrs. Sandra Welch, CEO, Seafarers Hospital Society, makes an assessment of 2021 and shares her message for the new year across the global maritime community.Read more