Annual General Meeting

The 68th AGM of the FoEH was held on Wednesday 30 November 2016 in the Lecture Theatre at the Eastbourne DGH.

At the meeting, Arnold Beck and Rodney Browne stepped down as Trustees of the charity.  Peter Nash, President of the FoEH, thanked them for their years of service, particularly for their roles in the Finance Team.

Merit awards were presented by the Mayor, Councillor Pat Hearn to: Robbie Harris, Sue Hitchen, Brenda Sargent (to be awarded at a later date), Lena Tedeschi and Heather Wagstaff.
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Dr Neil Barlow spoke about the second CT scanner for the Radiology Department that the FoEH are fundraising for and what a positive difference it will make to the speed and quality of treatment for patients at the Eastbourne DGH.

The Chairman of the East Sussex Healthcare Trust, Mr David Clayton-Smith spoke about the challenges that the Trust faces and the plans for the future.  He thanked the Friends for their support and the positive difference it makes to the hospital.

Chairman, Dr Harry Walmsley, told the audience that the FoEH had been asked by the Trust to raise £300,000 towards vital equipment for the new Radiotherapy Unit at the EDGH and that the Trustees had agreed to undertake this commitment.

medi-techThe FoEH were delighted to welcome Bob Lewis and Jonathan Payne, the Chief Executive and Treasurer of Medi Tech Trust, who presented the charity with a cheque for £50,000 towards the new Radiotherapy Unit Appeal  They also pledged to match fund every pound raised by the charity to a maximum sum of £150,000 for this special project.  Bob Lewis is pictured here presenting Harry Walmsley with the generous cheque.

Click on the link to read the Chairman’s Annual Report 2016 and for the 2015-6 Statement of Financial Activities

The next AGM is on Wednesday 22 November 2017 at 2 pm in the Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, EastbourneDGH.  Call 01323 438236 to book your place or email us on: esh‑tr.friendsdgh@nhs.net