Income received by the Friends is by way of voluntary
donations from individuals and local organisations. Annual income
is generally around £20k but this can vary depending on
whether any legacies are received.
a result of the generous support received from the local community
the Friends are able to provide facilities for the hospital which
the NHS is unable to fund. These include the purchase of medical
equipment, the provision of therapy and comforts for patients
and the funding of specialist training for the nursing staff.
The Friends also meet the cost of an Activities Coordinator who
arranges activities and treats for patients. As a result of the
support which the Friends are able to provide the hospital is
one of the best equipped hospitals of its size in Scotland.
Friends is governed by an Executive Committee comprising a Chairperson,
Secretary and Treasurer and a committee of 10 ordinary members,
at least three of whom must be members of the hospital staff
and one of whom must be a community nurse.
Committee meets quarterly and there is an Annual General Meeting
which is advertised and open to the public and, at which, the
Annual Accounts are presented. The audited accounts are submitted
to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and can be viewed
on that body's website.