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NEWS

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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RE Advertiser Article

The Buckingham Neighbourhood Plan and Buckingham Hospital Buckingham Hospital is widely regarded as a vital institution in this northern part of the county and it is therefore not surprising that mention in the Buckingham Advertiser should have been picked up by local residents.  If you missed it, the article referred to the concerns raised by AVDC about the statement in…

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Local Collections

House to house collections Well!  Wow!  Yowee! Thank you to all who contributed to our recent house to house collections. The final total is £2984!!!  This is an amazing achievement for 2014!! Our project for 2015 is to extend our local collections to see if we can exceed this years fabulous total! Collection at Tesco Store The League was again…

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The Hospital League of Friends 47th AGM

The Hospital League of Friends 47th AGM

The Hospital League of Friends 47th AGM took place last night at the Buckingham Hospital Unfortunately we had to say goodbye to Mrs Frances Denley, who has been our secretary for 10 years.  She and her husband are leaving the area to live nearer their family, there was a small presentation to Frances after the AGM for all her hard…

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NEWS RELEASE !!

NEWS RELEASE !!

John Bercow MP opens new x-ray machine at Buckingham Hospital   Patients in Buckingham are set to benefit from a new state of the art x-ray machine that is now available to outpatients at Buckingham Hospital. This is the first digital x-ray machine available across the Trust. The new equipment was purchased following a generous donation of £70,000 from the…

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X-Ray Equipment !

  Wonderful news! our new X-Ray equipment has arrived and the scheduled tape-cutting event took place on the afternoon of Friday 14th March at 15.30.  John Bercow kindly agreed to cut the tape. This investment by the Trust – and the League – is as strong a message of commitment to Buckingham Hospital. We are delighted to say that the equipment is…

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Mobility Vehicle

The League of Friends have now purchased the Mobility Vehicle.  This will have a multitude of uses including Allow comfortable, timely transportation of patients by therapy staff for assessment purposes, reducing number of hours patients have to spend waiting for ambulance crews during interventions. Allow therapy and nursing staff to accompany patients directly and prevent having to take secondary vehicles…

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Tesco collection

We were grateful, once again, to be allocated a couple of days to collect for the League outside the Tesco store on London Road. Despite mid-February producing bitterly cold weather, when the collectors froze half to death and the shoppers were sometimes reluctant to stop and search for something to give, we collected £1080. Thank you to collectors and shoppers…

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House to house collections

Our annual house to house collections took places at the end of June and beginning of July.  This year, we decided to collect only in the villages surrounding Buckingham and not in the town itself. This decision was driven by the difficulty of recruiting new collectors to replace those retiring, several of whom have helped us with this for very…

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Proposed new health centre on Sainsbury’s site

The League is taking a close interest in the proposed setting up of a health centre on the new Sainsbury’s site.  When Sainsbury’s made known their plans, we wrote to the Buckingham Advertiser: ‘3 May 2013 Sir, We have studied with interest the proposals by Sainsbury’s and the letters and comments which have appeared since.   The League of Friends of…

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