Rugby's rate of of confirmed Covid-19 infections and Covid-19 deaths has been below the national average - a fact one senior doctor has said is partially down to the hard work of volunteers in the area.
A new multi-faith prayer room has been opened at St Cross, offering patients and staff a space for moments of quiet contemplation and reflection.
We have provided 2 additional functional electrical stimulation devices for the Rugby Early Supported Discharge (ESD) Team.
The local Masons lodges recognised that the lockdown has impacted many charities ability to raise funds and so the Friends were most grateful when Tracey Lennard, the Friends chair of Social Fundraising was contacted by her Salsa dance partner, Les Gill, who enquired how the charity was being impacted by the pandemic.
The Rugby PPE Response is asking for donations of material or funds to buy more material for scrubs for nurses and cloth face masks for the community!
The Rugby PPE Response has expanded dramatically over the last month and was outgrowing the space so generously provided by the Westside Medical Centre in Corporation Street and has moved to the Benn Partnership Centre.
A group of over 30 volunteers in Rugby have come together to produce and deliver 1029 face visors to nurses, paramedics and care staff in Rugby by the 22nd of April!
The Friends of St Cross and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Trust Festive Befriending Initiative has been hailed as a success by patients, staff and volunteers from across the community.
The Friends of St. Cross and UHCW NHS Trust are launching a joint appeal for volunteers to visit and befriend patients in the Hospital of St. Cross over the festive season.
A new specialist service in Rugby is helping to diagnose and treat the 20% or more of the adult population who suffer from sleep disorders.
The Rugby Philharmonic Choir and the Jaguar Land Rover Band gave a fabulous performance at the 3rd Gala Charity Concert organised by the Friends and the Rotary Club of Rugby Dunsmore.
A long serving volunteer has been given a fitting send off after helping to make a difference for more than a decade.
Research at the Hospital of St.Cross has benefited through the kind donation of a -20 degree freezer.
It is with regret that the Friends of St cross report that Heather Green has sadly passed away.
The Friends of St Cross has received another fantastic donation from Coventry Building Society, thanks to the support and generosity of its members.
Members of the Rugby Philharmonic Choir and the Jaguar Land Rover Band were invited to meet in the Mayor’s Parlour to announce plans for the Gala Proms Charity Concert which will be held at 7pm in the Temple Speech Room on the 23rd February.
The team at Children’s Outpatients at the Hospital of St Cross were delighted to meet author Julia Fox and receive copies of her book Tim-Tim and the Sickly Monster.
At the Friends AGM, the team, based in the Owen Building at St Cross, celebrated the first anniversary of the Friend’s committing to support the Flexible Outpatient Cystoscopy Urogynaecology Service (FOCUS).
Children with autistic spectrum disorders and complex needs are benefiting from the latest donation of Paediatric toys from the Friends of St Cross.
A new support donated to the team who perform knee replacement surgery at St Cross will help the service undertake even more procedures and improves the patient experience!
Thanks to the support and generosity of the many holders of savings accounts which support the Friends of St Cross, the Charity has received another massive donation from Coventry Building Society.
At the beginning of September 2017, members of the Hindu community approached the Friends of St Cross and offered to arrange for a team of 20 to 30 volunteers to clean or paint an area of the hospital over the last weekend of the month.
Midlands based artist Lynne Hollingsworth has returned to the Hospital of St Cross to bring more colour into two wards at the hospital.