Friends of Chichester Hospitals shop at St Richards

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How we make a difference


The Friends have always provided traditional “patient comforts”, which is still a high priority. We also provide many items of medical equipment.

Each request is carefully scrutinized. Recent examples include:

  • Faxitron breast cancer diagnostic equipment
  • Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy equipment
  • ECG machines, echocardiograph equipment
  • A&E trolleys and stretcher chairs, children’s books and toys, hearing loop equipment
  • Ultrasound examination couch, Fibroscan non-invasive liver scanner
  • Anaesthetic machines, monitors, infant resuscitation equipment

Major donations have been made to hospital appeals:

  • Accident and Emergency (A&E) appeal (£150,000)
  • MRI scanner (£200,000)
  • Cancer Day Unit (£157,000)

And to projects adopted by the Friends:

  • Chichester Treatment Centre (£225,000)
  • Donald Wilson House Neurological Rehabilitation Centre (£100,000)
  • A&E X-Ray Room (£265,000) and new stretchers (£125,000)
  • Eye Day Surgery Unit and Eye Clinic (£500,000)

The Friends raise funds in several ways: