Pamela Bryant became Chairman of The League of Friends in 1981, and has worked tirelessly to raise the profile of the League. For more than 30 years, she has spearheaded campaigns to raise funds amounting to approximately £8 million for a massive programme of hospital improvements. The funds have been used to update and provide new buildings and many items of equipment.
In 1989 a new 22-bed wing was named “The Pamela Bryant General Practitioner Unit” latterly renamed “The Pamela Bryant Ward” in honour of Pamela and in lasting recognition of the outstanding contribution she has made personally in supporting the hospital, and of the great success of the various fund raising appeals which she has organised.
In 1992 Pamela was awarded the MBE for services to the Community and in 1994 The Rotary Club of Teddington & The Hamptons awarded her the Rotary International Paul Harris Fellowship.
In 1993 Pamela was appointed a non-Executive Director of the new Teddington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust by the Secretary of State and North West Thames Regional Health Authority and remained a Non Executive Director through successive Trusts until 2006 when she stood down to concentrate fully on the League’s work at the hospital.
Pamela has been a President of the Teddington, Hampton and Parkfields (450Q) Division of St John Ambulance since 1999, and in 2009 Her Majesty the Queen sanctioned her admission as a Serving Sister in the Order of St John.