The Friends of the Edington
Hospital, North Berwick

About the Friends of the Edington Hospital

The Friends of the Edington support the Edington Hospital by:

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.

As 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.

The 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.

The 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.