Where the money goes
To the end of 2017, the Friends spent or committed to spend a total of £239,800 as follows:
EQUIPMENT & PATIENT VIDEOS
For Critical Care, CT Scanning, Gynaecology, Dermatology and Anaesthetics departments including portable and fixed unit ultrasound machines, orientation screens for patients with dementia, computer monitors and patient education videos.
HOSPITAL & PATIENT AMENITIES
Including the refurbishment of Markus Ward and Garden & roof terraces, maintenance of the aquariums and piano, as well as patient "Well Being" event refreshments plus more.
I addition to the above the Friends committed to funding additional equipment, amenities and services to the sum of £52,300.
The object of the Friends is:
to relieve patients...of the Hospital who are sick, convalescent, disabled, handicapped, infirm ... and generally to support the charitable work of the ... Hospital
"The blood test machine that you kindly bought us is finally in action. It is wonderful and has already made a huge difference to us and more importantly, the patients.