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14th April 2019: Our 'Pups against Plastic' event was held today and proved to be a great success! Attended by well over 50 people we raised over £400 and collected lots of plastic and rubbish from the beach in Allonby! We would like to thank all those who attended and also the following people and organisations for supporting this event:

Kerry Irving (and the fabulous trio of dogs Max, Paddy & Harry!), West Cumberland Farmers, The Co-op, Sainsbury's, Wilko, One Stop, Huddarts, Slatefell Stores, The Dog Room, Shampoochies, Twentymans and Millcroft Vets.

Above are some photographs!

10th June 2019: Following an application to Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC) by our Fund Raising Co-ordinator, the League were delighted to receive a donation of £250. ChoC were particularly impressed by our “Pups Against Plastic” beach clean up in April, especially that it cleared plastic and other debris from the beach, raised funds for our hospital and provided healthy exercise for dogs and owners.

A big thank you from the League to CHoC for their support, which together with the money raised at the beach clean up means we were able to cover the cost of the KardiaMobile ECG monitors & Paediatric Pulse Oximeters, donated to the hospital earlier this year! 

Photo on right (from left): Kate Wilson (LoF), Ken Archer (LoF Chairman), Dr Kathryn McRoy (CHoC), Tudor Jones (LoF Fund Raising Co-ordinator), Stephen Coates (LoF), Allan Green (LoF)

14th February 2019: A League of Friends notice board has been installed near the main entrance of the Hospital between rooms 1 & 2

21st February 2019: Meeting of the League of Friends. This 'new' website was presented to the meeting (on the screen donated by us to the hospital!) and goes 'live'. With the notice board and the website the League can reach out to a greater number of people, to show them how they can help the hospital and show them how their support has been of benefit.

Also at the meeting it was agreed to purchase for the Home Care Service Team:

4 KardiaMobile ECG monitors (above middle), which capture a medical-grade ECG in just 30 seconds. It can detect instantly if the patient's heart is normal or if Atrial Fibrillation is detected. Two of these are for the frailty nurses, who work in the community, and two for the hospital. 

10 Paediatric Pulse Oximeters (above right), which measure the Pulse Rate and Oxygen Saturation in children. Pulse oximetry helps determine the severity of respiratory distress and is used to monitor how well patients respond to treatment.

If you would like more information about the League of Friends, or would like to join our team helping the
Cockermouth Community Hospital

email: info@cockermouthhospitallof.uk

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