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£1,352 Donated Towards Wildlife Shelters to Enhance Biodiversity

£1,352 Donated Towards Wildlife Shelters to Enhance Biodiversity

Broomfield Hospital has a large variety of outdoor green space that is managed to provide therapeutic benefits.  The Friends’ generously donated £1,352 during 2018 towards wildlife shelters to enhance biodiversity in line with our woodland management plan. 

This donation also funded ten bat detectors used on the Twilight Bat Walk experiences.  The detectors were used successfully and the shelters are currently being made with help from City of Chelmsford Mencap students.

Monitoring and reacting correctly to extreme temperatures is important for us all.  The Friends’ donated £1,890 towards the design and production of energy eco-thermometer cards, helping to monitor temperatures throughout the Trust.

We would like to extend our thanks to the Friends’ for their dedication and support in these positive changes, and look forward in continuing this working relationship.

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Sustainability & Friends

Sustainability & Friends

To deliver excellent healthcare services, both now and long into the future, we need to be sustainable in our use of resources. This includes our environment, our people, patients and communities and our budget.

Sustainability therefore requires a large amount of teamwork, making this headline accurate, more so from recent collaborations between the Friends’ of Broomfield and the trust’s Sustainability Team.

The charity shops recently launched a 30p discount for anyone using a reusable cup for hot drinks with the ambition of reducing the single-use disposable alternative. A small stock of recycled bamboo reusable cups is likewise available for purchase.

Sustainability’s David Jackson added:

“The traction behind the recent beverage cup changes is a fantastic example of how a variety of groups can be brought together by a central aim of reducing our environmental impacts.”

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Friends at Broomfield Hospital kindly donate £10,000 to help purchase equipment to measure limb volume.

Friends at Broomfield Hospital kindly donate £10,000 to help purchase equipment to measure limb volume.

The Friends at Broomfield Hospital have kindly donated £10,000 to help fund a piece of equipment which is used to assess lymphoedema.

Shown in the photo – The Friends at Broomfield Hospital (back row) with Mr Mat Griffiths, consultant plastic surgeon (back row far left), the St Andrews Centre team (front row) and patient Sheila Holland using the Perometer.

On Wednesday, October 18, the perometer was installed at the St Andrews Centre gym and will benefit patients suffering from the chronic condition. The remainder of the almost £23,000 cost was met by the department.

It assists clinicians to measure the swelling of the limb, caused by a collection of fluid in the body’s tissues. The condition develops when the lymphatic system, which helps to fight infection and remove excess fluid, does not work properly. It is often the result of cancer or cancer treatment.

The perometer functions using photosensors and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with which the limb is illuminated and scanned. The actual measuring unit is installed in the frame, which is pushed over the limb.

Following staff training, the perometer will now be brought into use.

Mr Mat Griffiths, consultant plastic surgeon, said:
“We are very grateful to the Friends at Broomfield Hospital, who have greatly assisted our fundraising efforts which will benefit patients by allowing our therapist, Annette Palmer, to measure 
limb volumes far more accurately and efficiently than by using a standard tape measure technique.”

 

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A Donation to Dignity

A Donation to Dignity

Fashion comes to our Dignity Team all thanks to a £1000 donation from the Friends.

Angela Wade (Research/ Development and Dignity Lead) has been able to buy much needed clothing for our patients who find themselves in hospital either as an emergency or who may not have family or friends to bring items in for them.

Angela Said:
“The Dignity Project team helps provide that extra dignity for people who do not have suitable attire while staying here at Bromfield Hospital, and we are immensely grateful to the Friends at Broomfield Hospital for supporting this important initiative”

Friends volunteers Sandra and Laura joined Angela, Audrey Judd (domestic team leader) and Leanne Lawrence (hotel services administrator) recently to see the wonderful selection of clothes they have purchased, and to learn how the items are distributed around the hospital to those in need.

Our Charity at Broomfield is forever grateful for the continuing support we receive for their continuing support we receive from the Friends and their volunteers.

“The Friends – Supporting your hospital, supporting you”