Purchase of a new Ultrasound Machine for the Radiology dept. at Poole NHS Trust.

Our Trust was approached by the radiology dept at Poole NHS Trust requesting that we assist them in the purchase of a new Ultrasound Machine for their use. Previously they have shared one with the A & E Trauma department.

The Trust was delighted to agree to this having seen the real need for radiology to have this piece of equipment for themselves at a cost of around £38,000 and these funds had been raised from a number of sources, as always through the generosity of the people of Poole and Dorset overall.

Our picture below shows the Ultrasound Machine being presented by the PHCTT Chairman Stuart Dean to Joanne Halfpenny the UltraSound Superintendent at Poole NHS Trust. Also in the picture are Debbie Fleming the Chief Executive at Poole NHS Trust, Paddy Clement and Dorothy Alder – Trustees of PHCTT and Heather Brown and Karen Ward who had presented a sum towards the purchase earlier with the help of Wareham Conservative Club.

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Donation to PHCTT from Wareham

Heather Brown who has been suffering from pancreatic cancer has been treated by staff at Poole NHS Trust and she contacted our Chairman to say she would like to start a collection along with fellow members of Wareham Conservative Club to assist in the purchase of a piece of equipment needed by one of the cancer departments. After some discussion it was agreed it would go towards an Ultrasound Machine required by the radiology department.

Over a three month period she and her fellow helpers raised the sum of £1,002.64 what a result ! Heather and her friend were invited into the hospital to present the cheque to the Chairman of PHCTT.

Our picture shows Heather presenting the cheque to the Chairman Stuart Dean, also present are Debbie Fleming, the CEO of Poole NHS Trust, Mandy Tanner, Radiology General Manager, Dorothy Alder and Paddy Clement, Trustee Members of PHCTT, Karen Ward one of Heather’s helpers from Wareham and Amy Morris, Katelyn Bysh and Edel O’hara, who have been involved with Heather’s treatment

Poole Hospital Annual Awards attended by our patron Guy Henry.

In May 2018 the Hospitals Annual Awards were held and our Patron, Guy Henry, attended to present these along with the Chief Executive Debbie Fleming.

A wonderful evening was had by all with Dr Martin Hussey, a paediatric associate specialist, being presented with the ‘Living our Values’ award by Poole Hospital NHS Trust.

A selection of photographs of the evening are below:

Data Protection

In May 2018 strict rules regarding data held by the trust, of donors and others whose information is held , were strengthened.

The Trust is committed to making sure that any information held is safe and clear as to how it can be used. This information is only used within the trust in a confidential manner.

Should you have any questions in this regard please contact the Chairman.

Donation from John Lewis for a second time.

John Lewis at Branksome operate a token loyalty scheme with customers to support national and local charities chosen by staff members. The Trust was delighted that for a second time in two years it was chosen to benefit from the scheme. In the quarter involved the Trust benefitted in the sum of £1,208 as a donation from John Lewis. As always the Trust is very grateful for the support received.

The picture shows a member of John Lewis’s staff presenting a cheque to the Chairman.

Dorset Men’s Golf League Generous Donation.

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The players of the Dorset Men’s Golf League recently gave a generous donation amounting to £2,160 to the Trust. The clubs participating came from all over the county and all the players made a donation at each match. The cheque was presented at the Annual Dinner of the league held at Bulbury Woods Golf Club who won the competition.

The trust is extremely grateful to the League for thinking of us – the funds will go towards the purchase of a new ultrasound machine which we are purchasing for cancer patients within the radiology department.

The picture shows the cheque presentation to Marian Hallett one of the Trustees by the League Captain Colin Sparkes and the Vice Captain John Millroy.

Corfe Hills School Sponsorship

Every year Corfe Hills School undertake a sand walk during the Summer Term for nominated charities. We were recently advised that the Trust had been chosen as one of the recipients this year and we were delighted to receive a cheque for £3,500. In addition another local charity Julias House was also awarded a similar amount. What a fantastic result.

The funds will go towards the purchase of a new ultrasound machine for the radiology dept at Poole Hospital which we plan to purchase in the very near future.

Our picture shows Trustee Tony Pawley receiving the cheque from Deputy Head Girl Frankie Smith and the School Council Leader of year 11 Nat Wilmore. We sincerely hope our connection with the school will continue for years to come.

Poole Community Award given to Retiring Trustee.

The Trust is delighted to advise that Janet Ballam, who recently retired as a Trustee has been awarded a GOLD Community Champion award by the Borough of Poole. The award is in recognition of her work over 18 years in raising funds for the Trust to enable us to continue with our aim in assisting the hospital in providing equipment and other assistance in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of cancer.Janet has been the face to the public for the Trust as she has organised and attended collections at many places in the County and at a number of events.

The Mayor Councillor Lindsay Wilson said ” Mrs Ballam has been a great asset to the Trust and thoroughly deserves to be recognised with this award. Her work over many years has helped countless people and she should be very proud of all she has achieved.”
The Community Champion awards are designed to recognise the small things that may go unnoticed but make a big difference to other people and to the whole community of the Borough. They are awarded for three levels of achievement Blue, Silver and the one received by Janet GOLD.

The pictures show the award being presented by the Mayor Cllr Lindsay Wilson, the Leader of the Council Janet Walton, the Chairman of the Trust Stuart Dean and Trustees Pat Whitehead and Dorothy Alder.

PET/CT Scanner Opening with our Patron Guy Henry

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We were delighted that on the 11th August 2017 the formal opening of the Poole Hospital PET/CT Centre took place with Guy Henry cutting the ribbon.

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This is the most advanced state of the art scanner in the UK and we should be proud that it is in Poole and our charity has been involved jointly with Poole NHS Trust and Alliance Medical UK, indeed had we not been involved the venture would not have taken place. The scanner replaces the mobile unit which visited the hospital and helps identify changes in the size and location of cancers.

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Guy Henry who is one of the Patrons of the Trust is known through his appearances in the TV Series ‘Holby City” in which he plays the Chief Executive of the hospital Henrik Hanssen, he is also known for his appearances in the Harry Potter film series and in the recent Star Wars film Rogue One. He has had connections with the Dorset area for many years and his parents live nr Wimborne. He made a wonderful contribution to the opening event.

Pictures show our Chairman Stuart Dean with Guy Henry, Debbie Fleming the Chief Executive of Poole NHS Trust, Steve Erskine the Chairman of Poole NHS Trust and Mark Ferreira the Medical Director of Alliance Medical UK.

Some of our Trustees at the event and the PET/CT Scanner.