The League of Friends

Edenbridge War Memorial Hospital has been at the heart of our community for over eighty years, and is located in a park-like setting to the south of the town. We have a walk-in Minor Injuries Unit open seven days a week which also deals with Minor Ailments, regular outpatient clinics across a wide range of specialties, a modern Physiotherapy Dept as well as 14 in-patient beds, many in single en-suite rooms.

The Hospital has its own GP and direct links to other professional community based nursing staff, Health Visitors, Midwives and social care workers. It is truly a Hospital for the Community!

The League of Friends celebrated its Golden Anniversary 4 years ago, during which time it has raised and spent well over £1 million. These funds provide additional hospital facilities for both patients and staff – facilities that the NHS are unable to fund but which the community deserves and has a right to expect. In the last few years alone, the League of Friends has spent in excess of £300,000 in upgrading the Hospital's premises, as part of a £1,000,000 overhaul of the entire Hospital. In addition, we have spent £65,000 in renovating and completely re-equipping the Physiotherapy Department and a further £25,000 on purchasing specialist eye and audio testing equipment. We have recently put new TV’s at each of our 14 In-patient beds.

Recent investment in our Hospital by the NHS itself has been considerable, with a new state-of-the-art X-Ray machine installed, considerable upgrading of the internal and external decoration and a complete re-surfacing of the car park, which has plenty of space for current staff and visitors and is entirely free to use!

From time to time the Hospital's future has been uncertain due to varying financial constraints on the NHS. With the help of an enormous amount of support from the local community, and the tireless backing of our late local MP, Sir John Stanley, the League of Friends has successfully fought off recent threats of closure or curtailment of services.

To help us to further assist the Hospital and its patients, if you have not already done so, please join the League of Friends. For an application form, please click here.

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