We would like to thank all members of staff, patients and friends who kindly let us photograph them.      Charity No. 235757



FRIENDS HELP BUY NEW SCANNER Higher numbers of patients across Devon can now be treated at their local hospital thanks to a new mobile ultrasound scanner.  It was bought jointly in July 2016 by the League of Friends of five community hospitals for use by the RD & E Vascular Surgical Unit.  This is the first occasion that hospital equipment has been purchased jointly by participating Leagues of Friends.  Those involved included Tiverton, Exmouth, Ottery St. Mary, Okehampton and Axminster.  Each location will benefit from the scanner which will be used by Vascular Surgeon Mr. Andrew Cowan FRCS, who is clinical lead for vascular surgery and already holds outpatient clinics at Tiverton.  He explains that this will enable approximately 20 people per month to receive treatment at Tiverton and up to 90 at the other respective hospitals.  This equipment is already proving extremely beneficial in helping to treat patients closer to home instead of having to refer them to the RD&E.  This is particularly relevant for the elderly and frail who often need arteries and veins scanned, and the Vascular Surgical Unit is extremely grateful to each League of Friends for making this possible.

Our picture shows our Chairman, Mr. Arthur Govier with Mr. Andrew Cowan FRCS the vascular surgeon, and the mobile ultrasound scanner now already in use.

Items recently purchased by Tiverton Hospital League of Friends


PROCEEDS OF CONCERT TO LEAGUE OF FRIENDS A concert organised by the local group Barracuda to celebrate their 40th anniversary, raised more than £1,250 for the Tiverton Hospital League of Friends. Current and past members of the group participated in the sell-out concert held at the New Hall in October 2016.  Organiser Fred Harris said he was delighted the concert had been so successful and that it had provided them with the opportunity to raise funds for the hospital.  Our picture shows Fred Harris presenting a cheque to Mr. Arthur Govier, Chairman of the League of Friends, who said they were extremely grateful to Barracuda for raising and donating such a generous amount to our charity.  He added that this amount would assist in maintaining and providing much needed high quality equipment for the hospital.