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Friends of Danesbury and QVM

Extraordinary General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that an Extraordinary General Meeting will be held at 5.30pm on Tuesday 17th April 2018 at Danesbury Neurological Centre for the purpose of considering and, if thought fit, passing the following Special Resolution:

To amend para 3 of our Objects and Rules to read: 

The Object of the Society shall be to support the work of the NHS Hospitals, Homes, Clinics and other facilities primarily in the county of Hertfordshire currently existing and such other units as may be opened to serve the same population. 

Currently the Friends are restricted in their support to the parishes of Welwyn and Knebworth.  The Trustees wish to make this amendment in order to be able to fully respond to the changing nature of the requests from the Herts NHS Community Trust (of which both Danesbury Neurological Centre and Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital are part). 


April 2018

At our AGM last October it was reported that the Friends have been looking at ways in which we can best respond to the changing demands of the services we support. As with all public services there is a requirement to maximise resources which means closer cooperation between the various facilities managed by the Herts NHS Community Trust (of which QVM and Danesbury are part).

To enable us to help to maximum effect it is now clear that we need to broaden our terms of reference. To this end we will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting, the date of which will be announced early this month.

For many years we have benefited from the Welwyn Hatfield Times target stamp scheme. We use these to purchase a variety of small items, but especially plants and bulbs for our gardens. We pay particular attention to the maintenance of the gardens as we know the joy they bring to patients, their families and the staff. If you, or any of your friends, collect these stamps please remember that we can put them to very good use.

The Friends run an Art Group for patients at Danesbury. It is only a small group meeting on Thursday each week supervised by one of our trustees. We need a volunteer to help with the group – it is only a couple of hours between 2 and 4pm. If you think you could help, please get in touch with our office.

You can download previous Newsletters here:     March 2018
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