Monday, 28 February 2011


We are very fortunate that so many individuals and organisations remember and support us. 

Recently we have had:

£71 from Elsie-Mae Griffiths in lieu of gifts for her 80th birthday.

£60 from the Priors Masonic Lodge.

£90 in lieu of funeral flowers from Colin Bradbury.

£70 Courtesy pack donations from J Barnes and K Graham.

£250 anonymous.

£330 Phoenix  Cards 

£500 Stoneleigh United Charities . 

We have also been left two fantastic legacies of £27735 and £14000 from the respective estates of Miss Mary Bakewell and Mr Frank Howell. 

The AP Club is closing and has donated £510 as one of its chosen charities to support with the final funds.

The Warwick Rotary Club kindly donated £800 in September 2010

Other Income 2010

The Warwick Rotary Club kindly donated £800

The Christmas Raffle raised £851.40

Guess the Weight of the Christmas Cake £171.52

Wrapped Christmas shoe boxes for the Operation Christmas Child £177.60. 
Our thanks go to Miriam for all the time and effort she gave to help with the above.

Use of Funds 2010

Last year, the Committee agreed to purchase the following equipment: at a total cost of nearly £43000.

· Patient scales, 2, — Fairfax Ward

· Chairs — GU Clinic patient waiting area

· Bibs — Special Care Baby Unit

· Bladder scanner — Orthopaedic Unit

· Patient/Carer Beds, 4, — McGregor Ward

· Storage units — Nicholas Ward

· Toiletries courtesy packs, 2000

· Notes trolley — Victoria Ward

· Special chair — ENT

· Storage units — Nicholas Ward

· Cough machine — Physiotherapy

· ECG machine — Mary and Victoria Wards

· Refurbishment day rooms — Swan and Mary Wards

Patient/Carer Beds. McGregor Ward

Bladder Scanner

George Robinson

George Robinson was a member of The League of Friends for 12 years.   George decided he would like to help at Warwick Hospital in recognition of the care his late wife received here. 

George worked tirelessly at collections and by selling raffle tickets and fundraising for the League, before retiring in 2008.

George died peacefully at home with his family beside him on the 7 January 2011 aged 89 years. 

Stephanie Reed MBE

Stephanie Reed MBE, our life long president passed away on the 22 January 2011, aged 89 years, at the Arden Nursing Home where she had been a resident for the past few years.

Steph started her first job at Warwick Hospital in 1946 when it had only 15 beds.  She had trained in London where she helped new mothers in the bombed city. 

On the introduction of the Health Service in 1948 she was quoted to have said, “We all felt it was a good thing and it meant we had better working terms.” 

During the 1950s she was in charge of midwifery at Warwick Hospital and was appointed Assistant Matron.  She went on to be the Matron of the Monroes Devis Maternity Home in Tiddington, where she remained until her retirement in 1977.  Steph was awarded an MBE two years later for her services to Healthcare & Charity.

Steph was a very active member of The League of Friends since its inception in 1953, supporting many fundraising events.  She was Chair for many years and was appointed President in 2000, in recognition of her long service and outstanding contribution.


Very shortly we hope to have our new up-dated information leaflets ready for distribution.  To raise awareness of The League of Friends of Warwick Hospital still further we will be taking leaflets to local GP surgeries, libraries, all wards and departments and have a supply on the Escort Desks. 

If you know of any other good locations please contact Sharon, 01926 495321 Ext 6881.

Sunday, 6 February 2011


A very warm welcome to the first League of Friends of Warwick Hospital blog post.

With the number of volunteers continuing to grow, which is fantastic, this seems a good way to be able to keep in touch with everyone.

We will post after each committee meeting which takes place four times a year, keeping you up-to-date with news and activities. The last meeting held, 25 January 2011.

We will also be sending each of our members a printed newsletter.

Not yet a member?

You can get in touch with us by using the direct email link on our Contacts page.