Haddenham

Helping Them To Help Us

Home » News » Helping Them To Help Us

Irrespective of one's political persuasions, few members of the general public can be in any doubt that the NHS is now struggling to meet ever-increasing demand with inadequate resources.

Many local residents reading this will be registered with Haddenham Medical Centre. It has a very active Patients' Participation Group (PPG) which provides a conduit for close communication with medical and support staff and provides practical help and assistance on a voluntary basis.

One of the aims of the Haddenham Medical Centre PPG is to help raise funds for equipment that the Practice would otherwise struggle to afford — indeed, under tight economic pressures, such equipment would be unjustifiable despite the direct benefits provided to patients and staff.

The primary mechanism by which the Haddenham Medical Centre PPG raises funds is the 200 Club.

In 2015 the PPG 200 Club draw, together with some generous individual donations, raised over £5,000 and was able to fund the purchase of two pieces of very useful equipment for the Haddenham Practice: a Dopplex machine for checking circulation in the arms and legs to identify peripheral artery disease; and a Dermatoscope to aid diagnosis of skin lesions.

In 2016 the PPG is looking to raise enough money to buy the following additional equipment to improve facilities at the Medical Centre:

1. A New ECG machine
2. An Air Conditioning unit for the Minor Operations Room
3. A second TV monitor in reception to improve information display

We need to raise another £5,000 to fund these items. Please help us by joining PPG 200 Club 2016 or renewing your existing membership for 2016

You can now apply by clicking on and completing the application form (PDF) featured below the images on this page
Or by clicking here
Or by contacting Lesley Coles, 52 Stokes End, Haddenham, HP17 8DX
Tel: 07711 832898 Email: lesleycoles.uk@googlemail.com

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Baptist Photoshoot Poster
Haddenham Webteam: Fri 25 May 3:45pm

Members of the Baptist Church in Haddenham are looking to raise funds to help restore the floor of the Baptist School Room, which is in serious need of repair. To help them, 'Whispers of Light' photography is offering family photoshoots on 22nd & 23rd June, with all proceeds going to the floor fund. See poster for details (Click on the image to see an enlarged...

Anthony Reeves 01
Haddenham Webteam: Fri 25 May 3:00pm

Many Haddenham residents will recall the sad passing of local resident and former policeman, Mike Reeves, in 2016.His son Anthony is currently looking to raise funds for the Bobby Moore Fund, in memory of his Dad.Says Anthony:This month I and some friends are walking The Ridgeway, in memory of Mike Reeves and to raise funds for a bowel cancer charity — 'The Bobby Moore Fund'...

Sue Parkinson 01a
Haddenham Webteam: Thu 24 May 2:30pm

The highlight of Wednesday night's AGM of the Haddenham Village Hall Management Committee was the presentation of a case of wine to Sue Parkinson as a sincere token of thanks for her 25 years service as Secretary of the village hall.Sue took over the role from her mother-in-law, the legendary Mabel Parkinson, and managed to combine this work with bringing up her family and juggling another...