Leatherhead Hospital stands in large grounds close to the town centre. It was built in 1940, entirely by public subscription. The history of Leatherhead Cottage Hospitals is described elsewhere in this website.
The League of Friends of the Leatherhead Hospital was formed in 1960 to provide facilities and amenities for patients and staff. It is a registered charity, relying entirely on volunteers.
Our Aim is to raise money through subscriptions, donations, legacies and activities to secure the future, and develop the services, of Leatherhead Hospital. The League of Friends works closely with the medical and administrative staff of the community hospital to achieve our objectives by turning donations and gifts into valuable contributions to the running and development of the hospital. Membership of the League of Friends is open to everyone.
We liaise with the hospital staff on a regular basis and provide much needed support in adding vital equipment or simple comforts which cannot be funded by the NHS.
There is a League of Friends shop in the hospital foyer which also provides refreshments.
Members of the League of Friends maintain various flower beds and pots around the grounds of the hospital.
The League of Friends is governed by a committee of unpaid Trustees, and the contacts are the Honorary Officers.
Members elect the trustees and approve their activities at an annual general meeting. The meeting concludes with a presentation on a topic relating to the hospital particularly the medical activities.
Recent presentations are listed below and can be viewed by clicking on the titles.
2015 AGM. Eye Health – Prevention to Early Detection.
2014 AGM. The Gynae Assessment Program (GAP) at Leatherhead.
2014 AGM. The Surrey Downs CCG’s Commissioning Plans and Priorities 2014/15
2013 AGM. Organisation and Aims of the Surrey Downs CCG
2012 AGM. Update on the Vision for the Future of Leatherhead Hospital
2011 AGM. A Vision for the Future of Leatherhead Hospital
2010 AGM, Leatherhead Hospital Past, Present, and Future