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Friends of the Practice

image002The Friends of the Practice are a group of Patients who have joined together under the Chairmanship of Mrs Jennie Hodges to help the Practice develop by raising funds for equipment and facilities. They also form a valuable sounding board for the Partnership in strategic planning of the Practice. Their input is also sought on many aspects of the day to day running of the practice, meeting regularly with Practice Management and the Doctors.

Their successes have been considerable, organising many social events and raising money for equipment as described in the following press release:

  • Press release - 2nd july 2003 (All heart)
    The friends of the Canford Heath Group Practice presented the doctors with an ECG. Machine at Mitchell Road Surgery. The money was raised by holding a plant sale, Christmas fayre and raffle and a sponsored walk. 
    The Friends next project is to provide all consulting rooms with electronic blood pressure machines and the asthma clinic with a pulse oximeter. They would like to thank everyone for their continuing support.

Other items fund raising projects have included the purchase of:

  • A stainless steel hand rail 
  • A music and patient call system for the Neighbourhood Centre surgery 
  • 2 Sonicaid detectors for antenatal clinics and arterial studies 
  • An electronic matrix board for the Waiting Room 
  • Ultrasonic Surgical Equipment Cleaner 
  • Spirometer 
  • Smokalyser 
  • Defibrillator 
  • 2 Pulse OximetersBlood Pressure, 
  • Weight and Height Measuring Device in Waiting Room 
  • Consulting Room Electronic Blood Pressure Machines

If you are keen to be involved in the group, please contact Jennie Hodges through our Mitchell Road Surgery reception.

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