ABOUT THE LEAGUE OF FRIENDS
The first meeting of The League of
Friends of the Cockermouth Cottage Hospital was held on 14th July
The original founders of the League of Friends purchased the land in front of the Cottage Hospital in the 1950s, and it was their foresight which provided the opportunity for the building of this new hospital. The land has been leased to the NHS for 103 years at a nominal rent.
The League of Friends has agreed to provide 6 new TVs, which together with those already bought for the old hospital will ensure that every inpatient will have a television available in their own bedroom free of charge. We are continuing to raise funds, and are working with the hospital management to provide further equipment which will bring extra benefit to the hospital.
Donations by the League of Friends in 2014
Nine patients rooms have been supplied with brand new wall mounted TVs.
Now that the new hospital is up and running, the League has received a number of requests for equipment from both the hospital wards and from the Physio/Rehab unit, and has agreed to provide financial support for these items.
Bringing Extra Services to Cockermouth
As well as the inpatient facility, the hospital has been designed to
provide many more services. The doctors surgeries, some outpatient
specialist appointments, physiotherapists, midwives and others are already
in place. The aim is that patients will be able to have - on site - many
more diagnostic tests, many more medical consultations, and to get their
results more promptly.
Support the League of Friends
In the past the League of Friends has been superbly supported by the people in the town, with donations, legacies and attendance at our fund raising events. This support has been channelled to the extensive help we have been able to give to our new Community Hospital. We hope that people, organisations and individuals will continue to support our efforts with pledges or donations, organise events for our support, or seek sponsorship for sports or other events. We hope you will visit our own events, and continue to log onto our website.
LoF: August 2014
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