Friends News

Here you can find out about our latest fund raising and on-going activities.

 

The Garden is Open!

Official opening by Stephen Mardlin, the Worthing Site Director on Friday 22 March 2024. A big thank you to everyone who made this happen.

Our Cafe and Shop

Vending Machine

The hot drinks vending machine is now situated by our shop. The vending machine is available to staff, patients and visitors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by the shop in the North Wing. And no cash – well do not worry it is card operated. We hope everyone can now enjoy the opportunity to have a hot drink anytime for £2.50.

Cafe and Shop News

Ward Trolley. Our ward trolley service is now running on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, normally by our recently recruited team of cheerful and hard working volunteers.

We are looking at ways of further enhancing this service during 2024.

Warm Snacks. We now provide a small range of warm snacks including sausage rolls and warm breakfast bowls.

Loyalty Card. If you are a regular user of our cafe do not forget to pick up your free hot drinks loyalty card.

For updates on opening hours see our local noticeboards and look in the Friends Cafe tab.

Our Activities

Ward Trolley

One of our willing volunteers preparing the ward trolley service.

 

2023 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting to review the 2022 Annual Report for the League of Friends took place at 6pm on Monday 12 June 2023. The meeting took place at Offfington Park Methodist Church.

The Chair and Treasurer presented their reports and there was some discussion on a range of issues impacting upon the Charity. The revised logo for all our posters and leaflets was also displayed.

To view the 2022 Annual Report please download it here: Annual Report (pdf).

For further information contact the secretary Play: use our membership leaflet (pdf).

Christmas Day Presents 2023

The League of Friends provided more than 650 presents to be handed out by hospital staff to inpatients on Christmas Day.

We always receive numerous thank you notes, emails and donations as a result of the year’s presents.  A few examples were:

“Thank you for the gift bag given to my husband on HDU, such a lovely surprise and thoughtfull”  Donation £40

My… “Wife in hospital on Christmas day and received a lovely gift from you. It made her day when she was feeling low. Thank you for what you do.”
Donation £20 plus £5 gift aid

And support for Christmas

Thanks from Amberley Ward with donations from Waitrose.

Dear Barbara (Trustee)
Thank you  ever so much for  your lovely  donations  of tea ,coffee, biscuits and mince pies for our patients  on Amberley. We really appreciate  it
Kind regards 
Julie Bannister 
Amberley  unit – health  care assistant

 

Fundraising

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Cafe seating area reopens

CAFE AND SHOP NEWS Good news ! The seating area at our cafe and shop on the ground floor north wing of Worthing Hospital is now open again. Please come and support us by having a cup of tea or coffee and a cake or sandwich . We also sell many other items including...

New Trolleys in Service

Ward TrolleysAt last the new trolleys are in service. Following a request from the hospital the Friends have been able to fund 12 new emergency trolleys for use around the Wards. Staff say they are a huge help. Nurse "Anonymous" said she found the range of equipment...

Changes In Cafe Arrangements

Covid continues to have an impact on our opening hours and we would like to apologise for any short notice changes.  We really appreciate your support

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