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NEWS

New treasurer appointed

With the departure of our Honorary Treasurer, John Beasley,  this month, we were eager to appoint someone to take over the role. We are very pleased to say that Michael Edmonson has been co-opted to be our Acting Treasurer until the AGM in 2019.  Michael joins us with effect from 1st September and is very much looking forward to being…

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League of Friends position re comments on future of Buckingham Hospital

PRESS RELEASE 20th May 2018 The League of Friends of Buckingham Hospital has noted the report in the Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser and the subsequent statement issued by Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. The League is aware of three significant NHS projects which will inevitably create changes in the services provided in the hospital and elsewhere in our community: Ø Community…

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BHT statement re future of Buckingham Hospital

BHT statement re future of Buckingham Hospital

BHT Statement Dr Tina Kenny, medical director at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust says:   “We would like to reassure people that we have made no decisions nor developed plans relating to the beds at Buckingham Community Hospital.  Our aim in developing community hubs has been to provide more local care to people in the community. This is based on what…

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House to House Collections

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…

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League of Friends’ 49th Annual General Meeting – Treasurer’s report

League of Friends’ 49th Annual General Meeting – Treasurer’s report

Treasurer’s Report for 2016 AGM   First of all may I say thank you to the Committee for entrusting me with the responsibility for looking after the League’s finances. I’ve only been doing the job for six months so am still on a learning curve, but my position has been made easier thanks to the warm encouragement and support of…

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League of Friends’ 49th Annual General Meeting – Chairman’s report

League of Friends’ 49th Annual General Meeting – Chairman’s report

Chairman’s report for the AGM 2016   During 2015, we said goodbye and thank you to Alan Maidment, who had been our treasurer for seven years.  He had ‘soldiered on’ for a long period while a successor was found in the person of John Beasley.  John has very quickly proved to be an asset to the League, viewing matters with…

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League of Friends’ 49th Annual General Meeting – President’s report

League of Friends’ 49th Annual General Meeting – President’s report

  President’s report for the League of Friends’ 49th Annual General Meeting Thursday 31st March 2016 at 2000   Mr Chairman, members of the League of Friends, guests. As usual, it is always a pleasure to address the AGM as this gives me the opportunity to formally thank the staff of the hospital as well as the League’s committee for…

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Summer Poster Competition !!

Summer Poster Competition !!

“ Over the summer, the League ran a competition for school children to design a poster to highlight the presence of Buckingham Hospital in the community and the services to be found there. The challenge was organised by League committee members Charlotte Brown and Rachael Wilson and eagerly taken up by Buckingham Primary school, with very strong encouragement from Deputy…

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House to house collections

“We hear a lot about austerity and the possible effects on charity fundraising and so it is very pleasing to be able to report that our recent house to house collection was as generously supported as ever.  In the Town area, donations were up by 8% at £2346.  This was in no small measure due to the hard work put…

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Chairman’s Update

Chairman’s update At our AGM on 26th March, our President, Dr Roger Harrington reminded us of the history of the hospital building, that it “would be used for the purpose for which it had been erected for time immemorial” – and that was “to relieve the suffering of the sick,  especially the sick poor, in the town of Buckingham and…

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