The League has an excellent track record of fundraising and completing numerous major projects of improvement at the hospital which have greatly benefitted its patients, staff and the local community.
As part of its fundraising activities over the last 20 years, the League has mounted large appeals to raise funds for a massive programme of improvements to the Hospital and has raised approximately £8 million which has been used to update and provide new buildings and to purchase new equipment.
2022: Help for 800 more children a year in vital paediatric audiology transformation
Munira Wilson, MP for Twickenham, opened a second paediatric audiology screening room at Teddington Memorial Hospital on 13 June 2022. More local children with hearing problems will now get the care they need quickly.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the official opening of a new children’s hearing screening room at Teddington Memorial Hospital, run by Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare (HRCH), with £67,000 funding from the League of Friends.
Audiologists from the hospital joined local MP Munira Wilson at the opening ceremony, along with HRCH Chief Executive Jo Farrar and TMH League of Friends Chairman Reverend Simon Douglas Lane.
2020: 5619 meals for NHS staff over nine weeks during the Covid crisis
The League funded and coordinated 5619 good-quality meals for the NHS staff at Teddington Memorial Hospital and Whitton Corner Health Clinic over nine weeks, at a crucial time, when the nursing teams were working so hard to care for patients.
We were also pleased to help, at a time of difficulty and uncertainty, our local businesses in Teddington, Ruba Restaurant, Sidra Restaurant and The Abercorn Arms, who all provided the food.
And as part of this project, The League also delivered VE Day afternoon teas to the staff at Teddington Memorial Hospital, provided by Café Verde in Teddington.
The total cost of this project was £28,095. Read more
2018 – 2019: Refurbishment of the New Reception Area for improved operation and confidentiality
Through fundraising and generous donations received the League funded the Refurbishment of the New Reception Area at a cost of £168,000. This project included, a complete redesign and refurbishment of the whole area, with a designated queuing walkway and reception desk relocation, the design and build of a bespoke reception desk, including a lower counter for wheelchair users, and a new acoustic ceiling installation which has been designed to improve patient confidentiality. The redesigning of the nurses’ station/reception desk area, to improve the coordinated working between the two teams, and the design and build of a new improved designated children’s play area with interactive play units.
All these improvements will make a huge difference to patient experience and confidentiality both at the reception desk and in the seating area. Enabling a patient’s visit to be quicker and more comfortable. The League has also funded new state of art, high-technology imaging equipment (X-ray machine) at a cost of £366,523.09. This was all made possible by the generous donations we receive from the local community and will further enhance the type of treatment patients receive at Teddington Memorial Hospital. Read more
2014 – 2018: Enhancement to GP Out-of-Hours Service
The League launched a pioneering new project in partnership with all GP practices in the Borough of Richmond, to enhance their Out of Hours Service. This was the first partnership of its kind in the country, to improve out-of-hours GP services for all registered patients and helped more patients get the care they needed at home and avoided visiting overcrowded Accident and Emergency Departments.
The Out of Hours Service operated when GP practices were closed i.e. evenings, weekends and bank holidays. With the support of The League of Friends, the enhanced service provided:
- The certainty of being able to speak to and if appropriate, be seen by a dedicated doctor based at Teddington Memorial Hospital.
- A fully equipped car, which enabled the doctor to make home visits.
Through its fundraising efforts and many generous donations, the League of Friends raised £2,001,294 and committed support to the enhanced service for three years, with an extension of the service running to the beginning of 2018.
2009: Garden, Cardiac Clinic, Wheelchairs, Clock
£43,000 was raised from fundraising for a newly landscaped garden at the back of the Hospital which has been designed especially for patients, with areas to walk and areas to sit in comfort. In addition, 8 monitors have been provided for the hospital’s one-stop Cardiac Clinic, and 10 new super wheelchairs were purchased for patients to use on the wards and throughout the hospital. The was also repaired and refurbished. Read more
2008: New Pathology Link
£35,000 was raised towards a new Pathology link at the Hospital. This means that, when people have a blood test taken at the Hospital, the result can be returned electronically from the Pathology Laboratory and in turn transmitted to Doctors and Consultants online.
2006- 2007: Imaging Department
The League raised £900,000 for the newly built imaging department equipped with high-technology digital and fibre optic equipment, and a newly built rehabilitation unit.
1998: Hospital Chapel
The Hospital Chapel For All Faiths was funded by the League at a cost of £195,000.
Pamela Bryant MBE, then Chairman of the League of Friends, said: ”These are wonderful improvements and the League of Friends is delighted and excited by having the opportunity to fund these projects”.
How you can help
There are many ways you can get involved with the League of Friends to help to fund vital projects.
One of the easiest ways to support us is to simply Donate.
Donate in Teddington Memorial Hospital
When you’re visiting the hospital simply tap the contactless donation point to give a £3 donation or drop your coins or notes in the slot.
Every donation, from a handful of change to a substantial legacy, is much appreciated by the LOF, TMH staff, and your community.
As a member, you will be kept in touch with the League’s activities and projects undertaken for the further improvement of facilities and equipment at the hospital, and also be invited to attend and vote at AGM and EGM meetings.
Our volunteers help in the League of Friends shop in the hospital, with fund-raising activities and with raising awareness about the hospital and League at local community events. Volunteers, therefore, play an essential role in enabling the League to maintain its services within the hospital.