Friends of Priorslegh

The "Friends of Priorslegh" is a group of patients working voluntarily on behalf of all patients registered at Priorslegh to help improve the facilities of the Practice.

Aims & Objectives

The objectives of "The Friends of Priorslegh" are to:

  • Contribute to the improvement in health of all patients
  • Extend the range of locally based services
  • Improve facilities to provide a first class service
  • The funds we have donated have been used primarily to purchase equipment to enable us to meet our objectives.

The Friends of Priorslegh was inaugurated in April 1991 and charitable status was obtained the following year.

The equipment purchased has been beneficial in reducing waiting times for treatment and the need for some hospital visits. Several items have already proved invaluable in life threatening circumstances. In making these purchases we are deeply indebted to the continuing support of patients and residents of the local community.

How we have spent the money

The items listed below indicate some of the recent purchases we have made:

  • Portable Electrocardiograph £2,600 Records voltage generated by heartbeats
  • Vitalograph Spirometer £2,650 A devise that tests how the lung is working. Used in conditions such as Asthma
  • Physiotherapy Equipment £1,000
  • Dermascope £850 For diagnosing skin disorders
  • Nebulisers £900 For the treatment of acute Asthma
  • Disposable Surgical Instruments £4,340 To comply with EU requirements
  • Cryo Flask £552 Specialised container for liquid oxygen
  • Biopsy Punches & Ring Curettes £585
  • Instrument Steriliser £4,530

We are delighted to be able to secure this growing list of equipment on your behalf. The Doctors and Nurses of the Practice wish to express their gratitude for these important items now in regular use at the Surgery.

Looking Ahead

With your assistance our efforts will hopefully help to ease the anxieties of those in need of medical care and treatment. We shall continue to raise funds for more equipment to assist the work of our Doctors at Priorslegh. We ask everyone who is interested in furthering our work to help by giving a donation, or making a bequest.

When we arrange events, such as coffee mornings, we are grateful for offers of homemade cakes, pastries, biscuits, jams or marmalades. If you are willing to help in this or any other way, please contact a member of the committee.

Finally we would like to extend our thanks to everyone who has contributed by providing help and support to our cause.

Future planned activities

Occasional coffee mornings Quizzes Various other fund raising activities are being considered and will be publicised later.

Patient Participation

If anyone has any ideas for future fund-raising schemes, or is willing to help in any way, please contact a committee member, and become involved in your local Health Service.

Donations

If you wish to make a donation :

You may hand it in to the Surgery.