It’s been seven months – but the Friends committee is back in face-to-face action.
We have held our first meeting since early November and are raring to go with lots of ideas to improve life for the hospital’s patients, staff and visitors.
Not that we have been idle during our half year in lockdown. We have been keeping in contact via phone and Zoom, and kept up our support through schemes as diverse as goodie parcels for the hard-working staff to an uplifting mural outside one of the wards.
We are now looking into upgrading the garden furniture to help people enjoy sitting in the grounds either as visitors or staff taking a well-earned break.
Also on our agenda is improving the Wild Flower Meadow on the left hand side of the driveway, resurrecting plans for a visitors’ overnight room that was put on ice during the pandemic, and talking to health trust chiefs about how best to spend a family legacy.
It was good to welcome to our meeting Carol Plunkett the charity development and project manager for the Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust, and we look forward to working with her. She was even greeted by a family of small deer in the grounds!
We will update you on our projects on this page in the coming months. For more information on the work of the Friends, and to find out how you can support us, please click here.