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OUR FUNDS HAVE HELPED

In the period of of November 2014 - Novemeber 2015


MONEY RAISED

We laid a wreath in Bodmin on Remebrance Sunday

Held a Prize Bingo Night on November 21st 2014 raising nearly £500

Bodmin Lions Christmas Fair 22nd November raising around £150

Decorated Christmas tree in St Petrocs Church as part of Christmas Tree Festival

Collecting day at Morrisons 13th December raised around £375

Carol Singing around the wards on 16th December.

As always, money was supplied for the purchase of Christmas presents for patients: £1570

Christmas cards were sent to patients and supporters.

Received a bequest of £50,000

Did a Bumper Sale in February raising £718.75

We did cream teas for Tony Ryde’s garden open for NGS on 3 afternoons raising around £360 Debbie Gregan and friends did the Bodmin Ten Tors walk raising £568

Fete on 27th June raised in the region of £6,500 gross (£3500 for BHLF) this included the selling of draw tickets at Tesco & Co-op on 4 separate days.

Money from collection churns in Bodmin Hospital £723.59p 2014/15

Sponsored walk in May raised over £500

Coffee & Cakes morning in September raised £320

Another sponsored walk in October from Sibly Back Lake to Golitha Falls and back raised £941


ITEMS PURCHASED

50 inch TV for Bowman: £499.99

Mini PA system and twin radio microphone unit for Fettle £138.95

Lights for Christmas tree £12.50

Paid for training of staff on the Stroke ward - £360

Bike rack for Bowman: £69

Multi faith Box: £300

Cooking aids for Fettle: £147.97

Riser Recliner chairs for Harbour & Anchor Wards: £4162

Electronic Vital Signs equipment for MIU : £1195.15

4 low profiling beds for Harbour ward: £6796

Drinking Water cooler: £195

Tables & Chairs for new meeting room in Medical Records: £1267.20

3 Dyson bladeless fans of OPD: £491.88

3 new benches for healing garden: £1,700

Replacement bladder scanner for Anchor Ward & WRSU: £6634

New shed for Healing Garden: £658

Topsoil for Healing Garden: £68

Building materials for Healing Garden: £204

And, of course our continuing fight for storage facilities to enable an End of Life Room on Anchor Ward.


THE DIALYSIS UNIT

The opening of Bodmin Dialysis Unit in 2003 was made possible by the contribution of £100,000 by the Friends of Bodmin Hospital with money that had been ring fenced for this purpose by the League of Friends of East Cornwall Hospital. 


This enables local patients to receive treatment in convenient, friendly and pleasant surroundings with a beautiful rural view without having to travel long distances to larger hospitals. 


A patient needing this treatment has to spend around four hours three times a week on a dialysis machine. 



A part of the fourteen station dialysis unit at Bodmin Community Hospital.


THE SENSORY GARDEN

In July 2008 HRH The Duchess of Cornwall opened the Healing Garden located between Bowman and Harvest Wards at Bodmin Hospital. Much of the money for the creation and care and upkeep for this garden was raised by The Friends of Bodmin Hospital.


The garden offers a quiet area with colourful and scented plants alongside others which create movement. In addition the Garden also has a greenhouse and raised beds where patients are able to learn horticultural skills. They grow salads, vegetables, herbs and fruits under the supervision of the staff with help from a tutor from Cornwall College, Camborne with a view to enabling patients to gain a horticultural qualification.




The produce from the Garden is used as ingredients in the Patient Kitchens located on each ward. The garden is now in need of some structural maintenance and re-planting and this is now in progress with funds supplied by the League of Friends.