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News from the Friends

Friends at Broomfield donate £50k to Robot Appeal

The Friends at Broomfield have donated a magnificent £50,000 to the robotic surgery appeal. The Friends, who run two shops at the hospital, made a special visit to Theatres to present a cheque and have a demonstration of the Da Vinci robot from surgeon Sri...

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Cleft Fundraising Buys New Bottles and Breastfeeding Pumps

Parents Stuart and Carol Gosling have funded five new breast pumps and bottles for children born with cleft lip and palate thanks to generous donations including another £2,000 from the Friends at Broomfield.A cleft is a gap or split in the upper lip and/or the roof...

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Celebrating 70yrs of the Friends

From Soap, Shampoo and Sheds to Bats, Shops and RobotsIn 1940 Broomfield Hospital was built as a sanatorium for the treatment of tuberculosis patients, whose hospital stay could be anything between 6 months to about four years. Towards the end of the second world war...

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Second Dementia Friendly Garden Opens

A second dementia friendly garden outside Baddow Ward was opened by the Mayor of Chelmsford Duncan Lumley.  This garden was made possible by £50,000 of charitable donations, the Friends donated £10,000 towards this.The garden which builds on the huge success of the...

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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...

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A Donation to Dignity

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...

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Music Making on Care of the Elderly Wards.

    On Danbury, Goldhanger, Baddow and Braxted wards they sensitively sing, play guitars and ukuleles, violin and soft percussion to calm and soothe patients. There is scientific evidence that music can relieve pain and improve the wellbeing of patients,...

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Ophthalmology Presentation

The Friends at Broomfield Hospital donate £6,000 probe to the Ophthalmology Department. The Friends at Broomfield Hospital have kindly donated a £6,000 probe to the Ophthalmology Department. The probe allows clinicians to establish a clear, full view of the eye and...

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