Haslemere & District Community Hospital

LEAGUE OF FRIENDS

ABOUT US

 

The fight for local NHS services has a long history. The Haslemere Hospital League of Friends (LoF) was formed in 1952. The Committee comprises both professional and dedicated local people with a wide range of specialist knowledge. 


The Committee meets six times a year at the hospital and is usually joined by a representative of the hospital management. We discuss how best to represent the needs of the community with that of the hospital. The Annual General Meeting takes place in May.

 

THE LEAGUE OF FRIENDS (LoF) exists to:
bulletProtect and enhance the hospital in these times of political and financial changes
bulletRaise the profile of the hospital
bulletAct as a focus between hospital and community, and as a conduit between the health care providers, the NHS and the community the hospital serves
bulletMonitor any likely detrimental changes to the hospital or its facilities
bulletAct as a pressure group in order to prevent losses of essential services to the community
bulletRun a trolley shop in the wards
bulletProvide an annual newsletter


PLEASE JOIN OUR MEMBERSHIP AND CONSIDER LEAVING US A LEGACY IN YOUR WILL, SO WE CAN CONTINUE OUR WORK AND ENSURE THE FUTURE OF HASLEMERE HOSPITAL.

 

LoF remains the one constant, in times of political and financial changes to the the national health services. We aim to accelerate NHS reforms so that they can better accommodate the choice of provider, and bring care closer to home. Our ‘reason for being’ is to retain and enhance Haslemere as a focal point for care in the local community. A high priority is to support increased out-patient clinics and diagnostic investigations and treatments locally, so that our hospital may become less vulnerable in the future. This is an area in which we can financially help the NHS to develop at Haslemere.

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Mrs Rose Parry Mrs Rose Parry was elected LoF Chairman in May 2013

Rose Parry worked in the NHS for a total of 41 years. The majority of her working life has been based in community services. In 1996 Rose became a manager of clinical services. Between 1996 and 2009 when she retired she managed a wide range of community services. These included the four Community Hospitals in South West Surrey, Community Nursing Services, Community Equipment, Podiatry, Wheelchair Services, Allied Health Professionals, Retinal Screening across Surrey and the community based Orthopaedic service.

It was the link with the Community Hospitals that first
brought Rose into contact with the League of Friends and
the excellent work that they do with supporting and enhancing patient care locally. The ever changing face of the NHS is a challenge for any organisation to keep pace with and this for Haslemere is even greater with the multiple providers who are involved with services out of Haslemere Hospital.
Rose is a local resident and has lived in Haslemere and surrounding area for most of her life.
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COMMITTEE
PRESIDENT:
Professor Vincent Marks
OFFICERS:
Chairman: Mrs Rose Parry
Hon. Treasurer: Mrs. Jan Steward
Secretary: Mr. John Orr

MEMBERS

Mrs. Cherry Aitken
Mr. Arthur Beecher
Mrs. Gay Bradley
Mrs. Penny Bradley
Mrs. Anthea Brock
Dr. Mark Hurst
Mrs. Caroline Jackson

Mr. Robert Knowles
Mrs. Jossie McCarthy
Mr. Bob Monteath
Mrs. Sarah Mulliner
Mrs. Linda Donaldson
Dr. Philip Ridsill–Smith
Mrs. Caroline Warrington

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Advisor: Mr. Martin Coakley

For latest Chairman’s Report: CLICK HERE

 

Haslemere Hospital League of Friends logo
The Chairman and LoF Committee
are working with Virgin Care to ensure that the welfare of patients is put first and that the best possible services are delivered to Haslemere.
To this end we are in touch regularly, our Chairman
is in constant communication, and some staff members of Virgin Care attend our bi-monthly meetings.
Virgin Care was granted an initial 5 year contract, for provision of services, and insisted on major maintenance works to the fabric of the building.
CLICK HERE for more info



ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THE THREAT TO THE HOSPITAL DUE TO GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL RESTRAINTS? JOIN US NOW! Click here for a membership form




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