Popular volunteer, Janet Smith, stepped down from her role as Refreshment Shop Manager this week.  She has been a volunteer for many years and has spent over 10 years as the Refreshment Shop Manager at Stroud General Hospital, ordering stock and making sure that the shop and trolley service is ‘staffed’ with volunteers throughout the

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Posted on February 1, 2018

Christmas carol singing and music at the Stroud Hospitals

Very grateful thanks to the musicians from Frampton-on-Severn Silver Band and to the members of the Stroud Hospitals League of Friends, their families and all who came along to the Stroud General Hospital on Sunday 17 December to spread good cheer providing Christmas music and singing carols to patients and staff on duty. It was

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Posted on December 18, 2017

Thank you to all the volunteers at Stroud General Hospital

A very festive and sociable Christmas coffee morning was held last week at Stroud General Hospital to thank all the hospital volunteers who are involved in working on the wards, the trolley service and refreshment shop, on reception and as volunteers on the Hospital Chaplaincy Team. Dr Mike Roberts, Medical Director of Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust

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Posted on December 13, 2017

Christmas Tree Festival at St Laurence Church, The Shambles, Stroud

St Laurence Church, situated in The Shambles, Stroud, has hosted twelve very successful Community Christmas Tree Festivals in December, every year since 2005!  They had 30 trees in their first year, and it has grown since then so that they now regularly have over 135 beautifully and thoughtfully decorated trees displayed by organisations, businesses, groups or

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Posted on November 28, 2017

Congratulations to Stroud and Vale Healthcare Assistants

The League of Friends congratulates seven Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) from Stroud General and the Vale Community Hospitals, who have recently been awarded Care Certificates. The group have been part of a 12 week training and development programme, learning the skills and behaviours to provide compassionate, safe and quality care. The Certificate is awarded to those

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Posted on November 8, 2017

Annual Hospital Church Service

Very many thanks to everyone who attended the Annual Hospital Church Service which was held at Holy Trinity Church, Stroud on Sunday 15 October 2017. NHS staff, members of the League of Friends, volunteers from Stroud General Hospital as well as hospital supporters from the local community, met together with the congregation of Holy Trinity Church for

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Posted on October 17, 2017

The John Fairgrieve Clinic at Stroud General Hospital

A very pleasant event recently was the unveiling of a plaque to name the John Fairgrieve Clinic which is the complex leg wound clinic based at Stroud General Hospital. The event was attended by John Fairgrieve’s widow, Mrs Drusilla Fairgrieve, two of his daughters, Alison and Susie as well as doctors who knew him and

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Posted on October 4, 2017

Annual General Meeting held on 13 September 2017

Many thanks to everyone who came along to the Stroud Hospitals League of Friends Annual General Meeting at the Subscription Rooms on Wednesday 13th September with our President, Dr Roy Lamb, in the Chair. All seats were taken to listen to our Guest Speaker, Mr James Bristol MD FRCS talk about ‘The Genomics Revolution –

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Posted on September 19, 2017


Stroud Hospitals League of Friends would like to invite people to join us at our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 13 September 2017 at the Subscription Rooms, Stroud.  The meeting begins at 7.30 p.m. with our special guest, Mr James Bristol MD FRCS, Consultant General & Breast Surgeon.  Mr Bristol has clinics at Stroud General

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Posted on August 30, 2017

Weavers Croft gardening project is officially open

After months of digging, weeding, planting and nurturing, the team behind the Independence Trust gardening project at Weavers Croft site in Stroud has declared the centre’s new-look garden officially open. Weavers Croft is the base in Stroud for teams who treat and support people with mental illnesses, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions. Once overgrown

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Posted on July 5, 2017