What we do

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The mission of The League of Friends of Lymington New Forest Hospital is to provide extra care and amenities for the patients and staff at the hospital and to purchase medical and other equipment when this is not available through normal NHS channels.

The League is a voluntary organisation, managed by a board of trustees who bring a wide range of expertise and experience from commercial, medical and professional walks of life

The day to day staffing of the Friends’ shop, coffee bar, trolley and library service to the wards together with the hospital guiding service is done by a team of volunteers who are recruited, supported and managed by the trustees. We currently have over 70 volunteers and are always pleased to welcome newcomers.

Recent donations of equipment for the Hospital are detailed under List of Donations on a later page.

The Friends have been helping the local hospital in Lymington, its patients and staff for over 60 years and we are committed to continue our support to the Lymington New Forest Hospital

The League of Friends of Lymington New Forest Hospital is a Registered Charity (No.1070233) and we rely entirely on voluntary support to continue our work

If you’re interested in helping the League of Friends of Lymington New Forest Hospital have a look at our volunteering page and see how just a few hours a week can make a big difference.

HISTORY

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Since 1952 The League of Friends (Friends) has grown steadily and fundraising was at its height during the 1980s when the Lymington New Forest Hospital Appeal Fund was initiated. This appeal enabled the Friends to facilitate the building of the current hospital by purchasing the land at a cost of £1.55m

Other major purchases included the hospital Patient Entertainment System, Magnetic Resonance, Imaging machine (MRI scanner) and Bronchoscopes. More recently we have funded a number of key optical equipment items to enable the expansion of a first class Ophthalmology clinic.

The willing volunteers who run our services such as the Friends shop, Friends Cafe, Ward Trolley service and Hospital Guides are vital. We hope to be helping the hospital for years to come and will need your continued support and help to do so.

We are pleased to be affiliated to ATTEND the national association representing Leagues of Friends throughout the UK since 1949

FIND OUT ABOUT TRUSTEES

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VIEW OUR LATEST ANNUAL REPORT

DISCOVER OUR LIST OF DONATIONS