The 2010s

What We Bought from 2010 to 2018

MK Friends Shop next to the Hospital Restaurant

This was a time of all change for The Friends of Milton Keynes Hospital & Community as well as for the hospital. In 2015 the Friends Shop was moved from the old main entrance (now A & E entrance) to a smaller shop next to the Restuarant by the garden opposite the breast clinic.

Despite a massive reduction in income since the move and new shops in the current main entrance the Friends have stilled raised money to purchase items for patient care to the value of £304,300 up until the end of 2018 with over 40 areas within the hospital and in the community benefitting.

The areas the Friends funded included refurbishing the bereavement room; new furniture and decoration in the restaurant seating area and garden; birthing pool; over 45 wheelchairs; replacing all the patient examination beds in outpatients and many more things.

Over £570,000 rent has been paid by MK Friends Shop (2010-2018) to the hospital.

All Areas
  • Fire Alarms x 4
  • Wheelchairs x 45
  • Corridor Folding Seats x 16
  • = £31,900
A & E
  • Trauma Trolley Trays
  • Bladder Scanner
  • Capnography Monitor
  • Medication Scales
  • = £13,850
Ambulatory Care
  • Spirometer & consumables
  • = £1,800
Anaesthetics
  • Head Elevating Pillow
  • Injectomat Pumps
  • = £13,550
Bereavement Department
  • Refurbishment of Bereavement Room
  • Family Folders
  • In Memoriam Seeds
  • = £7,650
Breast Screening
  • Biopsy Table (Breast Imaging)
  • Ultrasound Probes x 2
  • = £20,000
Cardiology
  • Spirometer
  • = £1,500
Day Surgery
  • Matresses x 6
  • Bedside Cabinets x 9
  • = £1,500
Dementia Services
  • Patient Alert Tags
  • Door Alarm
  • = £5,150
E.N.T (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Waiting Area Toys
  • Childrens Reward Stickers
  • = £300
Endoscopy
  • Bowel Scope Contribution
  • = £15,000
Histopathology
  • Microscope Slide Transfer
  • = £7,350
Imaging
  • Pedestal Stand
  • Mobile Cassette Holder for imaging
  • Large Patient Monitor
  • = £8,800
Labour Ward/Maternity
  • Birthing Pool
  • Breast Milking Pumps
  • = £11,150
Milton Keynes Hospital Charity
  • Touch of Pink (to reach their target)
  • = £7,350
MSU
  • Patient Trolleys
  • = £1,300
Neonatal
  • Neonatal Mattresses
  • Critical Cooling System
  • = £13,050
Neurology
  • Invacare Chair
  • = £1,300
Opthalmology
  • Auto Refractor Eye Tester
  • Pachymeter
  • = £6,000
Orthodontics
  • Dental X-Ray Machine
  • = £6,300
Orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedic Walkers x 3
  • Exercise Steps
  • = £4,550
Outpatients
  • Furniture for Maternity Area
  • Seating for Sexual Health
  • Observation Machines
  • Patient Wheelchair Scales
  • Patient Examination Beds x 15
  • TVs’ for Waiting Areas x 4
  • = £15,400
Paediatrics
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Encephalograph
  • Niox Mino
  • = £18,600
Pharmacy
  • Mobile Printers x 4
  • Smart Carts & Drawer Bay
  • = £25,250
Physiotherapy
  • Prosthesis x 6
  • Amputee Transfer Boards
  • Transfer Stands x 2
  • = £6,600
Renal Unit
  • Folding Chairs outside unit
  • = £1,700
Respiratory Medicine
  • Spirometer
  • Carbon Dioxide Analyser
  • = £1,600
Restaurant & Garden
  • Decoration of Restaurant Seating Area
  • Restaurant furniture (tables, chairs, sofas etc)
  • Tables, Chairs & Umbrellas for garden
  • = £29,400
Theatre
  • Laminectomy Retractor
  • Coremus Nail Kit
  • = £15,750
Ultrasound
  • Probe & Curved Array
  • = £9,950
Ward 3
  • Vital Signs Monitor
  • ECG Machine
  • = £2,550
Ward 7
  • Transfer Stand
  • Water Cooler & Service
  • = £1,500
Ward 14
  • Rehabilitation Resources
  • Water Cooler & Servicing
  • Radios
  • = £1,200
Wards 17, 18, 19 & 24
  • Radios
  • Break Room Fixtures
  • = £250
Ward 23
  • Wheelchairs x 3
  • = £2,500
Out in The Community
  • Arts for Health (voting boxes & prizes)
  • MacMillan Cancer Choir (portable electric piano)
  • Stony Stratford Physiotherapy (chairs)
  • = £2,600

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