In The Press

David Featured Speaker at Oxford’s Fundamentals of Care International Seminar

Oxford University hosted an International Seminar focusing on “(p)atients’ perspectives on the fundamentals of care – the basic care tasks that patients experience … at Green Templeton College” last June.

A highlight of the seminar was listening over dinner to David Festenstein’s story of his own experience of recovering from a stroke in 2008.

After all the thinking and debate of the day, David brought everything back to the real essence of high quality care: to focus on the person in front of you.

David with Dr. Louise Locock, Research Dir., Health Experiences Group, and Alison Kitson, Professor of Nursing, Univ. of Adelaide

David at Oxford event with Dr. Louise Locock, Research Dir., Health Experiences Group, and Alison Kitson, Professor of Nursing, Univ. of Adelaide


Bringing Hope to Those Recovering from Stroke

David presents Stroke Recovery Workshops

Hope for Stroke Victims (Click image to Read Story)

David was featured in the Westmoreland Gazette in an article titled, “Stroke victim working to bring hope to others”. The piece reported on a successful workshop presented by David Festenstein on behalf of the cardiac and stroke network of Lancashire and Cumbria. Click for a readable version.

“We have a general focus for raising the care and standards of awareness all the time. Strokes affect a wide range of people … The session will help us improve how we look after people and get patients into the right frame of mind to help themselves.”
Nurse and Workshop Attendee,
Richard Penswick