St Mary’s Hospital
Isle of Wight
- 01983 534 405
Originally ‘The League of Friends’ and now ‘Friends of St Mary’s Hospital’, we have been supporting and supplementing the excellent service that is found at St Mary’s, the Isle of Wight’s only hospital, since 1949.
Since 2000 we have raised over £800,000 of funds from our cafés, shops, raffles, collection boxes or the generosity of those who have fund raised for us or have so kindly remember us in their wills.
The main goal of Friends of St Mary’s Hospital is:
To support and supplement the services offered by Islandwide NHS services, through the funding of new equipment and facilities designed to enhance the well-being of NHS patients and staff across the Isle of Wight. This can include patient welfare amenities, medical equipment, furniture and aids or patient comforts, all of which are above the standard/level required for operational purposes.
Each year NHS departments apply to access ‘The Friends Fund’ to finance the purchase of new equipment or facilities to meet our aims . Our elected board of trustees analyse the costs and benefits of each request, awarding funds accordingly.