Axminster Hospital League of Friends calls for community to attend annual meeting

PUBLISHED: 07:30 06 June 2016

Axminster Guildhall. Ref mha 2770-14-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Axminster Guildhall. Ref mha 2770-14-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

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The meeting takes place in The Guildhall on Friday, June 17, at 6.30pm.

Axminster Hospital League of Friends is urging people to show their support by attending the annual meeting later this month.

It takes place in The Guildhall on Friday, June 17, at 6.30pm.

Encouraging residents to back them, a spokesman for the league said: “With all the trauma of the last two years, if we want to keep our hospital viable, we must do all in our power to keep it vibrant.

“Your hospital needs your support and the league of friends’ AGM is a way for you to show that support. You do not have to be a member to attend.

“Currently, we are in a period of interregnum due to the change of management from the North Devon Healthcare Trust to the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

“No major changes are taking place at the moment and probably won’t until the RD&E are established with well-thought-out plans put in place.

“However, we must keep the profile of Axminster Hospital high in the eyes of the powers that be.”

In addition to the business affairs of the league and a report by Dr Phil Taylor, its chairman, there will be a talk entitled Parkinson’s Disease – What has changed in the last 45 years? by Dr Vaughan Pearce, who holds clinics at Axminster Hospital.

Following the success of the Parkinson’s Awareness Day, held recently at the hospital, organisers say his address should be of great interest to the community.


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