Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000

Friends

The Friends of Croydon University Hospital (Registered Charity No.200415), set up over 50 years ago as The Friends of Mayday, aims to help patients, staff and visitors of the hospital. After a modest beginning today the Friends buy complex items of medical and surgical equipment, as well as furniture and other items for wards and clinics.

The Friends are unpaid volunteers
 
None receives payment for their work. Overheads and administration costs are kept to a minimum, leaving more money with which to help the hospital.

They provide vital equipment as well as many items for patients
The aim is to provide help for patients and staff. This might mean bedside chairs, special mattresses or hydraulic couches, but also many items such as monitors and help in a major way with ward refurbishment programmes.

They visit patients
The Friends run a regular trolley service, selling greeting cards and stationery, and also have programmes of ward visits. This means that patients and visitors get a chance to help their funds and also see a friendly face around the hospital. They always have time for a chat.

They raise money in all sorts of ways
Most of their income comes from donations, subscriptions and legacies as well as shop sales. The Friends have a small shop in the hospital main entrance for which books, knitted goods & bric a brac etc are required, but unfortunately no clothes or large items can be accepted. The Friends also hold occasional coffee mornings and raffles.

How can you help?
You can make a donation by sending a cheque made payable to The Friends of Croydon University Hospital by post, or in person. A taxpayer can make a donation under the Gift Aid Scheme. Should you wish to give money to a certain project, ward or clinic, this can easily be arranged.  If you would like details of how you could benefit the Friends in your will or by Gift Aid donation, please write, call or email for further information. 

How can you find out more about The Friends?
You can find them at their shop/appeals office in the London Rd entrance of Croydon University hospital. You can call them on 020 8401 3113.

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Important information for all patients and visitors

Visitors Guide

Outpatient Guide

Inpatient Guide

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