THE CHARITY which supports St Cross Hospital has celebrated a record year at it’s annual meeting.
The Friends of St Cross received a record £305,000 in donations – a result of unusually large legacies being left to the charity – allowing it to set aside £200,000 for a major project set to be announced in the Autumn.
And donations of equipment and support for projects totalled over £230,000 – almost exactly double the total for 2017.
In front of an audience of 75 volunteers and supporters, Mayor Bill Lewis ended the meeting by presenting a certificate to long-serving volunteer Valerie Naylor, and flowers to St Cross staff Karen Tomlinson and Juliet Starkey.
The meeting also heard the Friends had approved a request to purchase a set of treatment hysteroscopes for the hospital’s Hysteroscopy Diagnostic Service, allowing it to deliver both diagnostic and treatment services.
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Molly Maitra will be the first in the UK to trial the new scopes.