TIVERTON HOSPITAL League of Friends

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

LEAGUE  OF  FRIENDS

Our main purpose is to provide funding in order to help maintain equipment to a high standard at Tiverton Hospital, and supplement and advance equipment available through the NHS, thus improving the availability of treatments locally, so that people do not have to travel elsewhere.

These include:


State-of-the-art x-ray machine

Ultra Sound Scanner

Cystoscope and Gastroscope

Anaesthetic machine & trolley

Defibrilators

Hysteroscopes for gynaecological procedures

Passive Therapy Bicycles for the Physiotherapy Department

Lens Monitor, Auto Lensmeter and

Digital Retinal Camera for the eye clinics

Blood Pressure and Cardiac Heart monitors

ECG Machine

Specialist Hi-Lo beds

Hydroflex Chairs

THERA-joy movement exerciser for patients confined to bed.

A patient benefitting from using the Passive Therapy Bicycle, another recent purchase for the Physiotherapy Dept.

The League receives good financial support from individual businesses and local organisations such as the local Rotary Clubs and Lions’ Club.

This means regular updating and purchase of additional major equipment has taken place.

Since the new hospital was opened in 2004 in excess of £1,000,000 has been raised, which has funded some major pieces of equipment as well as many smaller items.  

In addition we:


Provide Christmas presents for all the patients

Organise fund-raising events throughout the year

Maintain a small hospital shop

Provide a daily trolley service around the wards

supplying newspapers, confectionery, drinks, toiletries, etc

Look after a wildlife garden

Arrange flowers and polish the brass for the Chapel of Rest

Maintain a link between the hospital and the community it serves.

The Ultrasound machine - a recent purchase by the League of Friends. Slit Lamp purchased for the eye clinic, used for examining the back of the eye. The Lifeguard Trolley was purchased for our Minor Injuries Unit.

WHAT WE DO

Some of our volunteers preparing a stall for the Christmas Fayre