We use this page occasionally to let you know of events or developments at the hospital or concerning The Friends.
If you need further information, please submit a message to us from the Contact page on this website.
During this unusual time the trustees have continued to meet remotely, but face-to-face meetings have stopped.
The charity's audit is delayed until August, the next newsletter will come out at the end of September and the July AGM has been postponed. The AGM will take place in October 2020, but whether it takes the form of a physical meeting or information by newsletter inviting responses has yet to be decided.
The Friends have been supporting the hospital by funding and securing practical help from volunteers who have adapted headbands for nurses, made individual laundry bags and sewn scrubs for staff. Our Facebook page has proved valuable in publicising needs and facilitating contacts. We have also funded the hire of a portable shower facility for staff working on the Covid ward.
We normally publish newsletters twice a year. One edition comes out during June, the other either in the autumn or winter. The newsletter is posted to all members.
In our newsletters we aim to keep our members in touch with developments at the hospital and inform them of policy issues which might affect it. We also indicate how the Friends have been able to help, and explain the use of some of the medical equipment we fund.
Recent occasions in our social calendar are featured and look on the back page for a diary of future events.
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