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Another year comes to an end.

Another year at Townlands comes to an end, and it has been a successful year for The Friends of Townlands in terms of allocating our charitable resources to timely and appropriate donations to the hospital and visiting consultants. In particular, the Ultrasound Scanner for Rheumatology, and the Clavis device. The Clavis provides muscle and nerve localization wherever needed to accurately guide and monitor injection of medicinal products. It provides EMG recording with audio and stimulation ranging from 0-15 mA with speed and reliability while efficiently operating on battery power.

2018 AGM Report

FROTH had its AGM on May 16th at Townlands Hospital, and we had a good turn out. The minutes were agreed, the reports accepted and the Accounts passed. We also had a very illuminating talk from Dr Antoni Chan the Consultant Rheumatologist from The Royal Berks, who kindly gave us a review of the current activities carried out by local and RBS staff. He also shared with us the overall plan, equipment and staff permitting, of trying to treat Henley and District patients at Townlands for an increasing number of specialities, overseen by Consultants from The Royal Berks. It is becoming clear that the way forward for the charity is to raise funds for equipment for exclusive use at Townlands, removing the need for more and more patients to travel to Reading for treatment. Our purchase of the Bladder Scanner was an example of where the charity can make a difference. Dr Chan speculated that if he could get the most advanced Portable Ultrasound Machine into Townlands, he would treat a much larger number of Rheumatology patients locally. It seems likely that other Consultants would have the same opinion.  This will be discussed by the Committee.

Townlands Today

It seems a long time since I last posted anything about the Hospital, largely because of the delays in starting and finishing it, and then the subsequent delays in getting things working well in the provision of services, which would apply to any organisation supporting the complexities of delivering the wide range of services that it does.

I am happy to report that the Hospital goes from strength to strength, and The FRIENDS OF TOWNLANDS stand ready to respond to those local requirements that can so improve the personal experience of those using the services the hospital provides.

Update on Townlands

Whilst we dont have a start date for construction of the new hospital, the signs are increasingly promising that building will commence later this year (2013)

More Updates will be posted as soon as we have details.

More New Equipment for Townlands

Its been a busy new financial year for the Friends of Townlands, with several important purchases completed, all of which are deployed by the hospital staff to improve the comfort of patients' stay at the hospital.

We have bought:

Rotunda Platform
Bariatric Slings
Ipad and further software for speech therapy. (Full report to follow)
Manual Hydro Tilt 

To make these sorts of high value expenditure we need funds, so please remember us.

Annual Report Available OnLine.

In anticipation of the upcoming AGM on April 22nd, the Annual Report for the Year ending February 28th 2013 is attached.

Guy Norgrove: Treasurer.

End of Financial Year 2012/3

Our year ended on February 28th and work is under way to prepare the accounts for the AGM on April 22nd
[Category: Finance]
Guy

The Aphasia Testing Software: A user Speaks

We only recently approved the donation to purchase this important rehab tool, and we received this email from the main user.

From: Chitty Lynda (RNU) Oxford Health 
Sent: 28 February 2013 12:41
To: Howman Avril (RNU) Oxford Health
Subject: League of Friends
 

Dear Avril, I wonder if you would pass on my huge thanks to members of the League of Friends who were involved in the decision to purchase and iPad for the Speech & Language Therapy department here at Townlands.

FROTH UPDATE

As we come to the end of the first year of our Website, I thought we ought to review how it has been used to date. We only envisaged the site as a landing page for interest, as none of us, as volunteers have the time or in most cases the capacity to make this a more interactive Web presence, but we continue to try.

Over the year the Site has been visited nearly 900 times, and has had 1250 page hits. I admit the first hundred was probably me viewing what I had created, but I think it might have served its immediate purpose.
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