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News from the Friends

Physiotherapy Department Leg Press

Physiotherapy Department Leg Press

The Friends awarded a grant of £3,295 in November 2020 for the Physiotherapy Department Leg Press. This equipment helps with patients exercise and rehabilitation. “The Friends – Supporting your hospital, supporting you”

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Wellbeing Terrace

Wellbeing Terrace

The Terrace was in need of new benches and chairs – which has been facilitated with the help of the Friends’ £3,495 donation in August 2021. “The Friends – Supporting your hospital, supporting you”

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Christmas Gifts for our in-patients

Christmas Gifts for our in-patients

The Friends were again pleased to provide wrapped Christmas gifts this year for patients staying in hospital over Christmas. An £800 donation allowed us to do this in December 2021. “The Friends – Supporting your hospital, supporting you”

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Pathology Department Staff Room

Pathology Department Staff Room

The refurbishment of the Pathology Department staff room has now been completed - thanks to the Friends’ donation of £7,500. It looks lovely and hopefully allows the staff a more pleasant rest area. “The Friends – Supporting your hospital, supporting you”

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Friends at Broomfield donate £50k to Robot Appeal

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

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

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

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

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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Presentation to the St Andrews of new chairs costing £3,000.

Presentation to the St Andrews of new chairs costing £3,000.

Photo above shows the presentation to the St Andrews of new chairs costing £3,000. “The Friends – Supporting your hospital, supporting you” Photo above shows the presentation to the St Andrews of new chairs costing £3,000. Photo above shows the presentation to the St...

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“The Friends – Supporting your hospital, supporting you”