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 […]

November 2013 Newsletter

2013 Fete was a Resounding Success This year’s Hospital Fete, held on August Bank Holiday, was an enormous success. The final net amount raised exceeded £16,000 – a record figure! This will be used to support the much appreciated Day Care facilities offered to local people. The Friends’ new Patron, Mrs Sara Stonor, Vice Lord […]

August 2013 Newsletter

AGM hears about Clinical Commissioning Groups The AGM of the Friends of Crowborough Hospital was held on 27th June 2013. The Chairman, Chantal Wilson, welcomed all and thanked Russell Wakefield, the outgoing chairman, for his years of commitment. Special welcomes were extended to Cllr Barby Dashwood-Morris (Vice Chairman of Wealden District Council), Mr Stuart Welling […]

May 2013 Newsletter

Visit of the Vice Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex Mrs Sara Stoner, Vice Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex made an informal visit to Crowborough War Memorial Hospital on 9th April. She was welcomed by Richard Hallett, Chantal Wilson and Dr. Catherine Stokes and shown around the hospital. In the Birthing Centre, they met midwives, mums, […]

February 2013 Newsletter

MBE for Volunteer Mr Richard Hallett, trustee and vice president of the Friends of Crowborough Hospital and long time campaigner for maternity services, has been appointed an MBE “for Services to Midwifery and Parents” in recognition of his determi- nation to improve choice for pregnant women.

November 2012 Newsletter

Hospital Fete 2012 The August Bank Holiday Fete was, once again, a great success. In spite of the rain which threatened before the fete and fell before its end, hundreds of local people turned out to enjoy themselves and to support the great efforts made by the commit- tee, organisers and stallholders. This year, the […]