Nurse Claudio Fazi with the new bed


The Friends of St Cross have donated a special hospital bed which can be adjusted to suit the needs of taller and heavier patients.

Members of Take Heart Cardiac Exercise Club donated £200 to the Friends Diamond Jubilee Appeal. 

Tracey Lennard and her team have raised another fabulous £2,820 for the Friends by holding the first ever Wild West Hoe Down at Castle Keep in Woolscott.


A recent equipment donation of two two-section adjustable  physiotherapy couches has been delivered to the clinic in Out Patients at St Cross.


The Railwaymen’s Club in Hillmorton Road have donated a magnificent £618 to The Friends Diamond Jubilee Appeal.


The Friends recently donated two Atlas frame walkers which help patients regain mobility after a stroke or an operation.

The Mayor came along to join our team of collectors at Sainsburys where we raised a fabulous £574 to add to our Diamond Jubilee Appeal. Many thanks to all the staff and customers.


The Bluebell Lounge, opened on 23rd May 2014 to celebrate national Dementia Awareness Week, has been designed for patients with confusion and/or dementia, their relatives, carers and accompanying staff members to come and take time out.

Charge Nurse Francis Millan and Healthcare Assistant Jodie Insley with the tools


One of the last donations of equipment made in 2014 was a set of arthroscopy instruments which are used to help stabilise shoulder joints during surgery.


The Medical Engineering and Bioengineering Service (MEBS) at St Cross has recently taken delivery of a foetal heart simulator which enables the technicians to calibrate heart monitors used by midwives at their clinics or home visits.

Kathryn Lawrence, Richard Dodd, Chrysanda Gilbert, Doris Froggatt, Santa and Heather Green standing next to the raffle prizes


2014’s Christmas Raffle was drawn, in Out Patients in the Hospital of St Cross on Friday 19th December, and exceeded all hopes and expectations by raising a staggering £2,727, which is approximately 3 times the average amount achieved in recent years.


Ladies from Ball of Yarn, a local group of knitters,  auctioned some sample yarn and donated the £20 proceeds to the Appeal and have now offered to knit a menagerie for the ‘Name the cuddly toy’ fundraisers. The first Teddy was named at the Merchants Inn Pub Quiz on Monday 28th July and raised £40 in the process!