House to House Collections
During the next two weeks (from May 21st to June 4th) we will be carrying out house to house collections.
Collectors from Buckingham and the surrounding villages will be calling at houses in aid of the Hospital League of Friends. In Previous years People have often asked us what does the hospital do. Who are the Hospital League of Friends and how so they or could they benefit from the Hospital and its services? The league of Friends is a charitable body who make donations to the Buckingham Hospital. We have set out below a few details of the type of donations the League makes to help Buckingham Hospital and EVERY PENNY OR POUND of your generously donated money will go straight to the hospital, nothing is taken for administrators or offices as the League is run entirely by volunteers.
So who are we and what do we do?
The League was formed in 1967 and works to help the hospital, its patients and staff.
We consider funding items and services which will be of benefit to the patients and help the staff in the performance of their duties.
Among other things, we have funded:
- £70,000 contribution towards new Xray equipment
- New motability car for patient transport
- Lensmeter for the eye department
- Patient hoists/specialist chair
- Pressure relieving mattresses
- The Embleton Day Unit (for the elderly with mental health problems)
- Maintenance of the gardens
- A floor cleaner
- Ward TVs
- Vital signs monitors.
- Ward clocks
We also help to increase the public profile of the hospital as an important town facility by attending meetings of the NHS Trust board and Clinical Commissioning Group Locality Meetings.
Services at Buckingham Hospital include:
16 in-patient beds and the following (part time) outpatient services can be available with referral from your GP if they think you could benefit from the service:
Audiology Bereavement Listening service
Dermatology Diabetic education
Ear, nose and throat (ENT) General surgery
Heart failure Musculoskeletal physiotherapy
Occupational health Orthopaedics
Rheumatology clinic Speech Therapy (children)
Specialist community addiction service Urology
If you become a Member of the League of Friends, this will enable you to vote at General Meetings, to be kept up to date with the league’s activities and perhaps join the Committee, have your say and get involved.!