A big thank you to all those who supported our Wine & Wisdom evening last week. There was lots of laughter and healthy competition between the teams. You helped us raise £350 from this event. Thank you
The annual summer fete organised by the League of Friends of Launceston Hospital & Community was held on Saturday 11th July at the Hospital. The fete was opened by Rev Mary Williamson, who received some flowers which were presented to her by Jessica Striplin ( aged 4 )
Many attended the fete and throughout the afternoon they were entertained by Launceston Town Band. There were the usual stalls all manned by volunteers, which included raffles, cakes, plants and bric-a-brac. Over £3000 was raised from the draw and the stalls.
"It went really well and the weather was kind to us," said Pam Parnell, chairman of the league of friends. "We were really please and it was well supported"
On Saturday 21st Feb 2015 some nurses and supporters took part in a sponsored walk from Tintagel through St Nectans Glen to Boscastle and back to Tintagel via the Coastal Path. Money raised from this event will be put towards our MIU project.
At the end of November the League of Friends of Launceston Hospital & Community held an Evening of Pasties, Puddings and Promises @ Homeliegh Garden Centre . Money raised from this event was to kick start the project of raising £18,800k for a second treatment room for the Minor Injuries Unit at the hospital. We raised a fantastic amount of £1,600k and would like to thank all those who attended and donated the promises. Pictures: The auction of promises items Inc the winning bidder Steve Barton who won the traction engine experience & pub lunch with John Wakeham
The League of Friends Summer Fete was held at the Hospital on Saturday 12 th. July 2014, despite the inclement weather it was very well supported, and the grand sum of £2,975 was raised for League funds.All members of the League thanked everyone who supported it in any way The fete was opened by Miss Mary Butler M B E, who has been a regular visitor to all the patients for many years, she was presented with a basket of flowers by Master Jack Lang..
Pam Parnell received a check for £500-00 on behalf of the the League of Friends from the Rotary Club of Launceston. The money will be put towards new dining table and chairs for the day rooms at the Hospital.
The Fete was opened by Rev Robert Oakes who was until his retirement the Hospital Chaplain, he was accompanied by his wife Sue.
The weather this year was really hot and the afternoon saw many people attending. Entertainment was by the Youth Theatre group and the Bude Town Band, along with Passing Showers the Clown.
There was a selection of stalls to tempt those all willing to buy, and cream teas to eat whilst enjoying the Band. Many people commented on the friendly atmosphere around the whole afternoon, and how it was good to see the Hospital open again after its refurbishment.
Proceeds of the afternoon made approximately £3,200 and the members of the League of Friends thank all who so generously supported it. Pam Parnell Chairman
Cornish Tractor Society donated sufficient to purchase one Coagucheck machine for the League by holding a working day at Trewen, Piper’s Pool on April 6th. A cheque for more than £900.00 was presented by Mr. Bobby Ball to Mrs. Enis Broad who accepted it on behalf of the League.
Mrs. Jo Keogh gave a brief talk about the re-opening of the Hospital and Peter Wyatt talked about the Coagucheck machine and showed it to the society.
It is only with the very generous efforts of many groups and people in our community that we manage to raise sufficient funds to buy equipment for all the medical departments and the League is so appreciative of the support we receive.
The league of Friends of Launceston Hospital and community have presented the Launceston Medical Centre and Launceston Community nurses with five "Coaguchek" machines. The machines are used to monitor a patient’s response to Warfarin.
The 'Coaguchek' device allows the monitoring of a patient’s response to Warfarin by means of a finger prick blood test. This means quicker, simpler and less painful monitoring for these patients.
Patients have already noticed the improvement and frequently comment on the difference these machines have made to them. The staff of both services have expressed their gratitude to the league in enabling them to provide a better quality of service to their patients.
Launceston Community Hospital reopened following extensive work which included replacing the boiler and updating the water system throughout the general hospital site and associated buildings.
Following completion of these works, the whole water system has been disinfected and final health and safety checks and water tests are now being carried out.
As part of the overall refurbishment works to the heating and water system, additional measures have been taken to ensure compliance with Infection Prevention Control. This included fitting approximately 25 new sinks, new taps with thermostatic mixing valves and new flooring in areas of the hospital including the main entrance, parts of the ward and the physiotherapy department.
Joan Dinham from the league of friends and Lisa Williams from the Medical Centre showing the portable 24 hour blood pressure monitor machine.
The 24hr BP machine enables Patients to use this facility locally instead of having to visit Derriford Hospital.