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League of Friends

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Each of our hospitals is supported by a League of Friends, a registered charity run by volunteers which provides equipment and resources to improve patient care and comfort.

They work closely with us to provide whatever cannot be provided by the NHS – from small items such as face cloths or pillows to large pieces of equipment.

Each league is run by a committee made up of local business people, medical and non-medical staff and members of the public. The committee meets regularly to discuss requests for financial help and also holds fundraising events.

Find out more or to get involved with your local League of Friends see the information below.


York Hospital

The Friends of York Hospital is a registered Charity, founded in 1953. Its aim is to raise money for York Hospital.

For more information about the work of the Friends or to get involved you can visit their websiteemail them or call 01904 726762.


Scarborough Hospital

Scarborough Hospital League of Friends, is a registered charity run by volunteers.

The Scarborough Hospital League of Friends have a Charity Shop in Hanover Road, Scarborough. Staffed by volunteers it raises in the region of £30,000 annually. The opening times are Monday- Friday 10am – 3.30pm and Saturday 10am – 3pm.


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.


Malton Hospital

The League of Friends has been successfully operating since 1977 for the benefit of Malton Hospital and patients and families.

Its aims are :

  • To encourage interest in the work of Malton Hospital
  • To raise funds for Malton Hospital through fundraising
  • To provide any other objects or equipment found necessary from time to time for staff, patients and families

The League of Friends have their own website which gives more information about their work and how you can get involved. For more information visit Malton Hospital League of Friends.


Bridlington Hospital

Founded in 1953 the aim of the Bridlington Hospital League of Friends is to improve patient care and comfort.

Over recent years the Bridlington Hospital League of Friends has invested over £12,000 in the development of Bridlington Hospital helping make life more comfortable for patients.

From repairing a historic stained glass window in the chapel to providing £9,000 of new chairs for the Outpatients Department the Friend’s support of the hospital has been invaluable – helping improve the experience for staff, visitors and patients.

For further details about upcoming fundraising events or to contact the Friends please contact Rebekah Walkington, Hospital Secretary.


Selby Hospital

Selby Hospital is very fortunate to have the active support of The Friends of Selby War Memorial Hospital, who provide volunteer support and coordinate fundraising in the community for the benefit of the patients.

The Friends of Selby War Memorial Hospital can be contacted by calling 01904 724306.


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