Your Community

We are passionate about the communities where we work and we really do put the community first.

We connect with the community through our Community Forum; a network of groups and organisations linking together to ensure we provide the best possible service locally.

In 2012, our Council of Governors set up a Community Development Fund for shareholders to recommend financial contribution to local projects or initiatives. In 2013/14 we donated a total of £23,300 to five local organisations.

Our aim is for people to stay in their own home, promoting independence, well-being and preventing unnecessary hospital admission.

Community health services explained

Learn more about community healthcare in this guide produced by The NHS Confederation.

What are community health services? (744 KB)

The League of Friends, Caterham Dene Hospital

The League of Friends was formed in 1965, and since then has provided over £300,000 of clinical and diagnostic equipment to Caterham Dene Hospital. The League is committed to maintaining and developing the facilities at Caterham Dene Hospital, the only community hospital serving residents in Caterham, Chaldon, Woldingham, Oxted and Whyteleafe. The League also provides some of the amenities for the patients whilst they are being cared for at Caterham Dene Hospital.

Many of the clinics held at Caterham Dene Hospital have equipment that has been brought by the League of Friends to ensure the Staff have the best services available to help the patient. The League of Friends holds two major fund raising events in the year the Summer Fete on Caterham Dene Field  (usually about £4,000) and the Autumn Fayre held at the United Reformed Church in Caterham (approx. £1,500).

Other smaller stall based events are also held throughout the year. The rest of our fund raising comes from Memberships payments of £5 per year per member, Gift Aid Tax, Bequests and Donations instead of funeral flowers.

The League of Friends are always looking for volunteers to help with the fund raising and contact can be made with the Chair of this organisation for this or any other enquiry, please contact:

Mrs Jean Baker

Telephone: 01883 346629