Friends of Lyndhurst Surgery (FOLS)
FRIENDS OF LYNDHURST SURGERY (FOLS)
Registered Charity No: 1014905
Since its inception in 1994 Friends of Lyndhurst Surgery (FOLS) has raised more than £130,000 which has been spent on equipment not provided by the NHS for GP surgeries.
We know that charity fundraising for all charities has proven difficult over recent years due to the pandemic. Covid has undoubtedly had a substantial impact on our fundraising efforts.
Our aim is:
To continue to raise awareness and funds to support Lyndhurst Surgery by providing equipment and training which is not funded by the NHS. In addition to this as equipment reaches the end of its useful life, and is deemed to be unserviceable, it becomes our priority to purchase like replacements. and assist with servicing and replacement as and when required. With ever increasing patient numbers and funding cuts within the NHS it is vital that we do our very best to support our local surgery.
The use of this equipment has already saved many patients both the stress and expense of journeys to the hospital.
Membership of FOLS committee is restricted to twelve people with many others wishing to work alongside us, these people known as “Friends of FOLS” are invaluable to us. If you would like to become a Friend of FOLS and would consider donating towards the many things we provide for the benefit of the surgery please complete the Standing Order Mandate and return it to your bank or set up a payment if you use online banking.
Please help us to continue to assist the doctors and staff to provide the best possible care for patients of Lyndhurst Surgery.
Ways you can help:
Donations however large or small at any time will help our fundraising efforts to support our surgery and of course benefit us all.
There are many ways you can donate to FOLS, for example you could
- become a friend of FOLS and make an annual donation of £10.00 per year (if you wish to pay by cheque, please make it payable to Friends of Lyndhurst Surgery and drop it in at the surgery marked for our attention)
- make a donation in remembrance of a loved one due to loss
- hold a coffee morning with the proceeds donated to FOLS
- donate through our Just Giving Page
- make your on-line purchases through Easy Fundraising
We are always looking for new ideas to raise funds, so if you are able to help with this please email us and we will get back to you.
The support and continued generosity of local people is the key to our success if we are to continue to enjoy Lyndhurst Surgery as one of the best equipped surgeries in our region.
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24 hour Blood Pressure Monitors
FOLS have purchased 2 new 24 hour BP monitors in the last 18 months costing £1200 each. Every time a patient uses a monitor 4 new AA quality batteries are required to ensure the monitor functions efficiently throughout the 24 hour period.
A patient’s blood pressure is taken at regular intervals over a 24-hour period while they continue with their normal daily activities.
The surgery nurse fits an inflatable cuff around the arm. The cuff is connected to a small monitor that stores the test results and is attached to a belt around the patient’s body. This cuff will inflate at regular intervals during the day and night and the patient is asked to return to the surgery the following day to have the monitor removed.
Why do we need 24 hour blood pressure monitoring?
It is normal for blood pressure to change during the day as it responds to anxiety, exercise, sleep or any blood pressure medication that you may be taking. Therefore taking a single blood pressure measurement in the surgery is not always a very accurate way to check your blood pressure.
The NHS does not provide 24 hour Blood Pressure Monitors.
Please help us to continue to assist our Doctors provide the best possible care for patients of Lyndhurst Surgery.