League of Friends – Adopted by Co-op as Local Charity

The League of Friends of Cranleigh Village Hospital is delighted to have been chosen by the Co-op in Cranleigh as its local charity. The Co-op will support the League with its fundraising activities and collection boxes have now been installed by the tills in the store. All proceeds will go towards improved facilities in the Village Hospital Outpatients Department.

Although the beds at the village Hospital were closed in 2010 the Hospital has continued to serve the community and provides a range of Outpatient services including physiotherapy, podiatry and ophthalmology. An ultrasound machine was paid for by the League in 2014 and so far over 8000 ultrasound scans have been carried out.

The League has agreed to fund the installation of an X-Ray unit at the Hospital by the Royal Surrey County Hospital and work on this should start very soon. It is hoped that the installation will lead to an increase in the number of outpatient services being offered at the Hospital.

Whilst continuing to support the Hospital, the League of Friends also supports Cranleigh Medical Practice, Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care at Home for patients in Cranleigh and surrounding areas, Rowley’s and in 2014 bought six defibrillators which are distributed around the villages of Cranleigh and Ewhurst. They look forward to continuing to provide funds to all these organisations and are extremely grateful to the community who are so supportive of the Hospital, passionate in its defence and have been so generous with both time and money over many years.

Dianne Davies, Chairman of the League of Friends said: “It is great to have our community hospital supported by a community supermarket and we are very grateful to the Co-op for their help in delivering better healthcare facilities and services for Cranleigh”

For further information please visit www.cranleighhospitalleagueoffriends.co.uk

Cranleigh Village Hospital was the first village hospital to be opened in the country in 1859. It has continued to serve the community through two world wars and numerous Health Service changes.

The League of Friends of Cranleigh Village Hospital was formed in 1949 and looks forward to continuing to provide funds for the Hospital and other local organisations through the generosity and support of the local community.

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