May 2016 Newsletter

Crowborough Hospital Fete Needs Your Support The number of voluntary fete helpers needs boosting and we urgently need more people to assist the current team and ensure the continuity of the Fête Who are the Friends of Crowborough Hospital? I suspect many people do not know who is behind the Friends as a charity. As […]

February 2016 Newsletter

Visit of High Sheriff of East Sussex, Mrs Juliet Smith On 18th January 2016, The High Sheriff of East Sussex, Mrs Juliet Smith, visited the Friends of Crowborough Hospital who hosted her in the day centre. The aim of the visit was to show the High Sheriff the beneficial impact achieved by the enormous cohort […]

November 2015 Newsletter

  Hospital fete profits exceed £13,000 This year’s fete was a great success. The weather, although still not sunny and dry as hoped, was a great improvement on that of 2014 and the population of Crow- borough turned out in their hundreds to support their local hospital. Along with many old favourite stalls, there were […]

August 2015 Newsletter

AWARDS PRESENTED AT AGM This year’s AGM on Thursday 9th July was well attended. Following refreshments which were kindly provided by Miriam Boobier and her team, the business of the evening began. The Chairman of the Friends of Crowborough hospital (FoCH), Chantal Wilson began by welcoming everyone with special mention of guests: Sara Stonor, Vice […]

May 2015 Newsletter

Social Day Service is Thriving The social day service, run by the Friends, has now been going very successfully for four months. The service is starting to welcome new clients and volunteers. Everyone has settled in well together and our existing volunteers have enthusiasti- cally taken on new roles and respon- sibilities. Thanks must go to […]

February 2015 Newsletter

Social Day Service is now run by the Friends The Friends started by paying the previous providers, East Sussex Healthcare Trust, to carry on for a few months. Meanwhile, the committee spoke to several other organisations which might have carried on the service if we paid them. However, there was no clear ideal provider so […]

November 2014 Newsletter

Rain couldn’t stop the Fete! Despite the weather, which really couldn’t have been worse with the whole site lashed by wind and rain for the entire day, the fete raised a wonderful £9000. This was due to the stalwart stallholders and helpers, the loyal community and in particular to the efforts of Chair- man Ricky […]

August 2014 Newsletter

Annual General Meeting 2014. The 2014 AGM was held on 15th July in the Day Centre. It was chaired by Mrs Chantal Wilson who welcomed everyone, with special welcomes ex- tended to: Stuart Welling, Chairman of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust; Dr Elizabeth Gill, Chair of High Weald Lewes Havens CCG Monica Green, Director of […]

May 2014 Newsletter

Visit of the High Sherriff. We were honoured to host a visit of the High Sheriff of East Sussex, Mr Graham Peters, was keen to visit Crowborough during his year of office. He had heard a great deal about the hospital and its amazing birthing centre, so his visit started with us. There are posts […]

February 2014 Newsletter

The Future of Maternity and Paediatric Services in East Sussex. A consultation by the three Clinical Commissioning Groups in East Sussex about maternity and paediatric services across the county has just started, entitled “Better Beginnings”. Members of the public are encouraged to comment, to give their views and to decide between 4 options which they […]