The Glaucoma team at the Hospital of St Cross has recently taken delivery of an Ocular Coherance Tomography (OCT) Scanner which enables Ophthalmic Technicians to examine patients and produce a report for a consultant to assess whether or not they require specialist intervention or regular monitoring of their condition.

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An area outside the Physiotherapy suite at the Hospital of St Cross, Rugby has been transformed to help patient rehabilitation and staff wellbeing thanks to a £2,700 donation from the Friends of St Cross.

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A new £1 million purpose built Haematology and Oncology unit has opened its doors at the Hospital of St Cross, Rugby.  The Friends committed our largest ever donation of £200,000 to buy the specialist equipment and furniture within, including the nine treatment chairs and specialist scalp cooling equipment..

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Friends of St Cross volunteer David Harrop is no stranger to the stage, having performed in the West End, Las Vegas, Australia and New Zealand as a singer, dancer and actor.

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Joe Greenwell CBE DL, The High Sheriff of Warwickshire, attended the Friends Board meeting, on Zoom on the 8th of March 2021, and presented the Charity with a High Sheriff's Award.

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The kindness and dedication of volunteers is providing vital support to staff at The Hospital of St Cross, Rugby. A team of 22 volunteers are helping to carry out administration duties on 4 of the wards.

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Film fans are in for a treat after a generous donation was presented to the Friends of the Hospital of St Cross. A selection of DVDs have been provided by Technicolor, based on the Swift Valley Industrial Estate in Rugby.

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A group of seamstresses that was formed at the start of the pandemic has donated £1,000 to the Appeal and is looking forward to doing some more fundraising when the pandemic restrictions are eased!

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The Friends of St Cross have received another fantastic donation from Coventry Building Society, thanks to the support and generosity of its members.

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The Rugby PPE Response Team won the Volunteer Team Outstanding Service and Care Award from the UHCW Trust.

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A POIGNANT project chronicling lockdown life in a Warwickshire town is continuing to raise vital funds for the Appeal.

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At our AGM we launched our Appeal which celebrates 65 years of making a difference and aims to raise £65,000.

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The 65th AGM of the Charity was held as a webinar on Wednesday 30th September 2020. Click here to read a summary report and see copies of the presentations given.

 

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.

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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.

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We have provided 2 additional functional electrical stimulation devices for the Rugby Early Supported Discharge (ESD) Team.

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The local Masons lodges recognised that the lockdown has impacted many charities ability to raise funds and they enquired how the charity was being impacted by the pandemic.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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The Friends of St Cross have received another fantastic donation from Coventry Building Society, thanks to the support and generosity of its members.

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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.

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Outpatient Hysteroscopy examinations are now being provided in Rugby thanks to an equipment donation from The Friends.

 

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The 64th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING was held in the Benn Hall, Newbold Road, Rugby.

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Children with autistic spectrum disorders and complex needs are benefiting from the latest donation of Paediatric toys from the Friends of St Cross.

 

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A new support donated to the surgical team at St Cross will help the service undertake even more procedures and improves the patient experience!

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Patients in the Ash Dialysis Unit at St Cross are now enjoying Bingo sessions thanks to one of the recent donations from the Friends.

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