New approach speeds up the process for hip and knee replacement at St Cross
A £39,000 donation of equipment by The Friends has helped to enable hip and knee replacement patients to be cared for even more quickly, safely and efficiently.
BIG Sing to help hit right notes for The Friends and two of local charities
Community choir The BIG Sing, which shot to fame on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, are set to headline at this year’s Gala Charity Concert, in Rugby.
Tickets cost £16 and are available to purchase with NO Booking Fee by visiting: https://bit.ly/4aUl97s Any remaining tickets will be available for £18 on the door.
New ultrasound facility opens at St Cross
The Friends donation of equipment costing £70,000 enables 4,000 more procedures per year!
The Mayor's Special Appreciation Award
The Mayor of Rugby presented two Special Appreciation Awards to the Trustees at our Black Tie Dinner Dance.
Murals brighten the view out of Hoskyn Ward
A dull wall facing the ward has been transformed with colourful murals.
Helping patient mobility in Cedar Ward
New mobility aids help patients move from sitting to standing at the early stage of their therapy.
More support for the Maple Unit
The Friends conitnue to support the Maple Unit with donations of scalp cooling haircare kits.
Leg Pressing support for physiotherapy
A leg press provides extra support for strengthening patient legs.
AGM 2023 Summary and Presentations
The Friends welcomed some 60 members and guests to the 68th Annual General Meeting to celebrate another year of outstanding support for the Hospital in Rugby.
Read a report about the event here.
Specialist Breast Surgery Care unit opens at St Cross
The Friends supported the project to bring specialist Breast Surgery Care Unit to St Cross.
Read more about this new service.
The Friends and the community say Thank You NHS
Last year the Friends of St Cross matched funds received from the organisers of the Heroes Ball and matched the funds to donate mugs and a Christmas lunch for the team at St Cross.
Helping patients breath more easily
The Friends have recently supported the Community Nursing Service in Rugby with a donation of six nebulizers which will benefit patients suffering from asthma or other lung conditions.
Friends inject support for pain relief in Outpatients
The Friends of St Cross have donated the latest ultrasound guided pain relief injection equipment which is set to benefit patients attending the Outpatients department at the Hospital of St Cross, Rugby.
The Friends donate an extra Arm for surgeons at St Cross
Surgeons operating at the Hospital of St Cross, Rugby are delighted to have taken delivery of a Mini C-Arm X-ray device for use in surgery on patients’ hands or feet.
Latest Carpal Tunnel release surgery comes to St Cross
The Friends of St Cross have donated two sets of equipment required to perform Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Releases (eCTR) to the operating theatres at the Hospital of St Cross, Rugby.
The Friends have reached an historic milestone
The Friends of St Cross have marked an historical milestone after reaching £4 million in donations to benefit the NHS and patient care in Rugby.
A sophisticated scanner will help diagnose glaucoma
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.
Read more about this service.
The Friends receive a prestigious award
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.
Read more about this and other awards and recognition