John Lewis Tamworth donates £977

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The friends were delighted to receive a massive £977 from the John Lewis, Tamworth, Community Matters Scheme. The cheque was presented to Elaine Coulthard, President of the Friends by Linda Davis of John Lewis. The friends would like to thank the customers of John Lewis for supporting Good Hope Hospital, it demonstrates how much the community value the staff and services provided by Good Hope. The money will go towards improving the children’s ward facilities at the Hospital to provide a better experience for our younger patients and their parents.

A Massive £6020 raised by Sainsbury’s Local – Four Oaks

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We are so grateful to the customers and staff for their tremendous support of the hospital over the past year. The money raised will go towards the purchase of ‘Folding Relative Beds’ which are used when relatives need to stay overnight with their loved ones. (These are not provided by the NHS and at the moment relatives have to try and sleep in chairs where they can.)

Emma and her team have gone out of their way to makes us welcome and we looked forward to our collection weekends with them. It was very gratifying to hear how much the customers appreciated the hospital and the care provided by its staff, we will miss seeing you all especially Tom.

Thanks again from the Friends Team

Book Table Robbed – Again

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Thieves attacked our popular ‘Book Table’ outside Main X-Ray in the Richard Salt Unit again last week. This time it was a planned robbery as they came equipped with chain cutters and other tools, removing one collecting box and smashing the lock on the other. This is a sad day for us, the patients and the supporters of the ‘Book Table.’ We feel sorry for the people who did this who feel that stealing charity money in Good Hope Hospital is acceptable behaviour. We have now withdrawn the service as we cannot allow money destined to support patient facilities to be stolen.

Friends Book Table – Outside Main X-Ray

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This popular service is up and running until after Easter, lots of new titles available, if you have the time check it out and help fund additional facilities for patients. Book donations of good quality paperbacks are always welcome – just leave them under the table. If you have a large quantity let us know and we will collect.

New Paintings on Display

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If you are visiting the Treatment Centre at the hospital check out the new range of paintings that are on display and available to buy at reasonable prices. All are from established midlands artists who pay a hanging fee and donate 10% of every sale to the Friends Community Fund that is use to buy extras for patients to improve their hospital experience.

Dab Radios Presented

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The Friends have donated 4 DAB Radios to Wards 8, 9, 11 & 12 for use by patients who do not have ‘Smart Phones or Tablets’ This will make a big difference to radio lovers who have not been able to get their favourite stations on the Patientline System. The Radios are battery powered and take the standard headphones used in the hospital. Tony Cannon, Chair of the Friends said that supplying these radios fitted well with the Friends remit of improving the experience for Patients while in hospital.