A fundraising appeal for the new rehabilitation unit at Saffron Walden Community Hospital
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Artist's impression of the new rehabilitation unit
Latest news - £60,000 raised so far and with other gifts in kind the appeal is now only £30,000 short of it's target. The unit will open in February as planned with most of the equipment.

A rehabilitation unit is a facility within a hospital that provides services such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy. These services enhance the patients’ stay within hospital and potentially enable the patient to return home earlier than they would have done normally, thus making savings for the NHS.

Saffron Walden Hospital does not currently have a dedicated rehabilitation facility with physio and occupational therapy being provided on the wards of the hospital. This environment is not conducive to providing intensive therapy and cannot provide dedicated facilities such as a bathroom, kitchen, etc. which will be provided in the new unit and assists patients in coping with daily life before they return home. The space freed by moving out of the current room will also provide us with extra beds.

The cost of the unit will be around £900,000 with the Department of Health providing £700,00 and the Uttlesford Primary Care Trust £100,000. This leaves a shortfall of £100,000, which we are looking for this fundraising appeal to cover. This shortfall equates to the equipment requirement within the Unit, although funders wishing to be associated with this development can also put their names on individual rooms.

The community can assist in this appeal via a number of ways including making donations, supporting local fundraising events, organising their own events, and generally spreading the word about this appeal.

Building work is due to start in July with the unit being operational in December 2003.

For more information about the unit and equipment needed please contact:
Adrian Marr at Uttlesford Primary Care Trust, The Old Mill, Haslers Lane, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1XS
Phone: 01371 767007
Or email: Becky.Kirvan@uttlesford-pct.nhs.uk
Or call Martin Shaw on 07976 233306

The 'Friends Rehab Appeal'
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Money is being channeled through the League of Friends of Saffron Walden Community Hospital to which any contributions should be sent and cheques made payable to. Many events are planned to help raise money and information will be available on this website when available.
We would like to thank our sponsers...
Granite Group
Gray Palmer Ltd
The Barbershop Company
The Walden Local

For more information about forthcoming events and fundraising email - rehabappeal@saffron-walden.co.uk

League of Friends of Saffron Walden Community Hospital, c/o Mrs. Dorothy Bartlett, Coppers, Radwinter Road, Ashdon, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 2ET – 01799 585102