St Monica's Easingwold
The League of Friends of St Monica's Hospital was founded in 1969 to support and promote the work of the hospital. Its first aim was to provide a Physiotherapy unit which opened in 1969 and since then the League has worked tirelessly to raise funds for various projects to meet nursing and medical needs.
To mark the centenary of the hospital, the Friends of St Monica's, with the support of the York Health Services NHS Trust, launched the Centenary Appeal with the aim of raising £150,000 to provide an Occupational Therapy unit and to upgrade the Day Room and other facilities. This target was achieved and the unit was opened by HRH the Duchess of Kent in October 1993. In 1994 a Garden Room extension to the Day Room was also built at a cost of £48,000.