Great Oaks Hospice Donation

Rotary are delighted to be able to support the development of the Great Oaks Hospice in Coleford with a gift of £4500 to develop their IT facilities. Tony Hughes, President of the Rotary Club of the Royal Forest of Dean, presented the donation to CEO, John Aizlewood and Chairperson, Sue Williams at one of our club meetings.
John told us that Great Oaks Hospice is making a positive change for 1000 people each year, but required donations and earnings to make up 70% of its running costs.
He also pointed out that disjointed and fragmented care was a real source of frustration for the dying person and their support network. Rotary’s donation will enable the manual systems, currently used by the nursing staff, to be replaced by netbooks and laptops that will allow access to patient records and result in a more efficient and integrated system that links in with GP’s and the NHS system.
This donation will entirely fund this IT project at Great Oaks Hospice.
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Left to right: Tony Hughes, President of the Rotary Club of the Royal Forest of Dean; John Aizlewood (CEO) and Sue Williams (Chair) of Great Oaks Hospice; Chris Coleman, chair of the Rotary Community committee.

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