Hospital of St Cross friends hit £3m milestone

Friends of the Hospital of St Cross equipment donation.
Friends of the Hospital of St Cross equipment donation.

Rugby’s Friends of the Hospital of St Cross have been given more than £3million worth of donations since they launched in 1955.

The group supports the hospital, community and mental health services in Rugby.

For the last five years the Friends have had an average expenditure of about £100,000.

Their latest donation consists of two bladder scanners for use by the hospital’s advanced nurse practitioners, costing £15,125.

Friends chairperson Heather Green said: “This is a wonderful achievement and we are delighted to be able to donate yet more ‘state-of-the-art’ equipment to our local hospital. Over the years we have supported just about every department in the hospital and we regularly meet requests at our monthly meetings ranging from small items to the high tech scanners we are handing over now. We can only do that because of the terrific support we get from local people whose donations and bequests make it possible for us to do so much. We know that our support really does make a difference and that St. Cross has the very best equipment as a result.”

Heather added: “I would like to pay tribute to those early pioneers who can hardly have realised what they we starting. It is a real pleasure to work with such a dedicated bunch of volunteers now who not only raise so much money but also provide so many voluntary services.”