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

Refurbishment of Stroud General Hospital’s Theatre

More than £50,000 has been spent on refurbishing Stroud General Hospital’s theatre. The unit has a new recovery bay and reception area, joint funded by Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and Stroud Hospitals League of Friends. It is the culmination of 18 months of investment in theatre services in the hospital. Theatre sister Caroline Smith

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Posted on June 28, 2017

A welcome gift from Wilko

Wilko in Stroud have very kindly donated 60 mugs for the Refreshment Shop here at Stroud General Hospital and they have been officially presented by Daren Holmes, Manager of Wilko’s Stroud Store. Wilko, formerly Wilkinsons, previously donated a supply of mugs in 2013. This stock has, however, dwindled and the new replacement stoneware mugs are

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Posted on June 7, 2017

Hospital names guest room in honour of former League of Friends’ Chairman

Former chairman of Stroud Hospitals League of Friends, David Miller was the guest of honour at an opening ceremony at the Hospital when a new guest room opened – named after him and his wife Margaret. The Damar Room will provide overnight accommodation for people visiting relatives at the hospital when they are receiving palliative

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Posted on May 9, 2017

Camera donation lets dentists give patients additional focus

Community dentists in Stroud have a new way of assessing patients for treatment thanks to the donation of a digital camera by the League of Friends. The community dental service, based in Redwood House, takes patients on referral only, providing dental care for people with additional needs. The new Canon Digital SLR camera means dentists

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Posted on April 20, 2017

Change of Artwork at Bowbridge Outpatients, Stroud General Hospital

In December 2013 the League of Friends funded the purchase of frames and the wall hanging system for a display of artwork from students at South Gloucestershire and Stroud (SGS) College, Stroud Campus along the walls at Bowbridge Outpatients Department at Stroud General Hospital. Since then there has been a rolling programme of artwork with

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Posted on March 22, 2017