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.

Working with our Partners, our aim is to help people to stay in their own home, promoting independence, well-being and preventing unnecessary hospital admission.

 

Friends of Caterham Dene Hospital

Caterham Dene Hospital has been in existence since 1875 under the watchful eye of a “Board of Governors”, throughout the first and second world wars. On the formation of the National Health Service in 1948 this Government took over the running of the Hospital and the League of Friends was formed to help to provide additional funds for equipment. Since that time one of the major projects the Friends have provided is the building of the Physiotherapy Unit opposite the main hospital entrance. In addition during the last 10 years the Friends have donated over £300,000 for clinical and diagnostic equipment at Caterham Dene.

The Hospital is the only community hospital serving residents within the Tandridge area. Also many of the clinics held at Caterham Dene have equipment that has been bought by the Friends to ensure the staff have the best services available to help the patients. The Friends hold many fund raising events throughout the year, as well as receiving Gift Aid Tax, bequests and donations instead of funeral flowers. The Friends have a loyal membership base of over 600 who pay the Friends a membership fee of £10 per annum and it is the intention to increase this number year on year. In addition the Friends have opened a shop within Caterham Dene Hospital which is manned by over 25 volunteers throughout the week selling many craft items and donated gifts.

The Friends of Caterham Dene Hospital are always looking for help with fund raising, and contact can be made with either the Chair of this organisation or the Chief Executive Officer.

Jean Baker, Chair

Telephone: 01883 346629  Email: baker.jean@btinternet.com

or Helen Denton, Chief Executive Officer

Telephone: 07774 222850  Email: helentracy4865@hotmail.co.uk