Welcome to the Bridport Community Hospital League of Friends Website.
Our activities supplement the service given by Bridport Community Hospital for patients and staff by provision of facilities and equipment which fall outside the NHS funding priorities. Our aim is to raise funds and receive gifts, donations and legacies, to enable provision of items required by the hospital and community staff to improve patient care and experience. To recruit voluntary workers for the coffee shop and to act as an umbrella organisation for volunteers who work within the local NHS teams.
We also support the District Nursing ,Community Rehabilitation team and Mental Health Services as requested,
Hospital League of Friends Associations were started soon after the commencement of the NHS, following the demise of the local governing committees which helped to fund their local town hospital . Bridport Hospital League of Friends celebrated 60 years of service to the hospital in 2019. Over the years has made a huge contribution to the hospitals' work.
The Friends are registered with the Charities Commission. We belong to the registered national organisation for all the Hospital League of Friends, "Attend"
Our Annual General Meeting
Will be held on Monday 12th July 2021
Seminar Room , Bridport Hospital
The League of Friends
Is run by a committee which meets 4 times a year. At these meetings, events are arranged and request for funding are heard, approval is gained through nomination of support and a vote is held.
We are looking for volunteers to join our Committee to look after the work of the Friends. We are also looking for a Treasurer who will also act as a Trustee.
Nomination forms to join the committee can be requested at the main reception of the Hospital. Or request a form by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to consider volunteering for this role or take provisions to sell to the patients on the ward, then visit the Dorset HealthcareUniversity NHS Foundation Trust Website and click on to Get Involved and then complete the Volunteers- Application form. To check we have received notification of your application email email@example.com
Our Coffee Shop is currently closed due to the Covid 19 pandemic regulations. Which has reduced the number of people visiting the hospital.
NHS Foundation Trust
Bridport Community Hospital is part of Dorset Healthcare, who are responsible for all community hospitals, along with mental health services and many physical health services. They provide healthcare across Dorset at over 300 sites.
As a Foundation Trust, they have a Council of Governors who are elected to represent the views of the public, patients and staff. as well as carers and other stakeholders.
You can influence the decisions made about the NHS in Dorset by becoming a Member of Dorset HealthCare, and making contact with your local Governor. Anyone over the age of 11 years is welcome, it's free and without obligation.
Details about the Council of Governors and their contact details can be found at Dorset HealthCare website.
It takes just a few minutes to complete an online membership form. Or complete a printed form when visiting one of their services (if you can't find one , just ask).
Contributions made by the League of Friends for 2020
For the Ward
Ward Activities Leader for 10 hours per week.
Garden chairs and planters for Dayroom Balcony
For the Staff
Covered Bicycle Shed