Local supporters and hospital staff are celebrating the 150th anniversary of Chalfonts & Gerrards Cross Hospital, on 19 June.

Trust leaders and colleagues joined the League of Friends committee in the memorial garden to commemorate the special day. They will be reviewing photos taken over the hospital’s long history. This started in 1871 when the Hibbert family of Chalfont Park donated the original cottage hospital building, housing six beds and one cot.

Members of the public also have a chance to delve into the archive through the virtual gallery displayed on the Trust’s Twitter and Facebook profiles from the anniversary. You can read more about the history of the hospital and the work of the League of Friends on their website.

19 June is a double celebration for Sara Sabine, Chair of the Chalfonts & Gerrards Cross League of Friends, who also celebrates her golden wedding anniversary on the same day.

The League of Friends is proud of our long association with the hospital. We know how dear it is to the local community’s heart. We look forward to continuing to provide it with funds and practical support.

Tina Charlton, Deputy Chief Nurse for Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, said:

Chalfonts has supported the local community over its lifetime in many different ways. From the original six bed-cottage hospital to hosting a community COVID-19 vaccination centre today. Also, the NHS is so grateful that this support is two-way. The 150th anniversary is a wonderful opportunity to say thank you to the League of Friends for all their ongoing efforts.

The celebration was low-key due to COVID restrictions. As a result of this, the committee plans to hold a small party later in the year.

 

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