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News - The weekly News Magazine for
No. 121 - 15th November 2006
Week - [Remembrance
Sunday - Business of the Week]
Decorative Art - Korean Veterans' Service - Home Start are Asking]
[Endoscopy Unit - French Students - Chelsea Pensioners Remembered
- Funeral of Chris Collins - Christmas Menus]
[The Twilight Zone - Specsavers helping the Third World - Readers' Photos
- Letters - Rugby - Weather Station]
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Endoscopy Unit at Ross Cottage Hospital
at Ross Community Hospital are extremely grateful for all
the support and fund raising undertaken by the League of
Friends, who recently funded a new endoscopy unit in Ross.
The new unit replaces the old 'cramped' area with an excellent
endoscopy room, waiting room, recovery area and an interview
area. A much nicer environment for patients.
Jonathan Brown, Consultant Gastro-enterologist from Gloucester
Royal Hospital was a guest at the League of Friends AGM
on Thursday, 9th November and gave a talk about and tour
of the new endoscopy unit.
Managers Catherine Blackaby and Fiona Smith said, 'The League
of Friends enable us to enhance the facilities available
at the hospital for patients, carers and staff. This year
key areas of support from the League have been the refurbishment
of our Endoscopy Suite, resulting in a very high standard
of facilities locally. They
have assisted in the purchase of a new ultrasound machine
to improve the quality of diagnostic and ante natal images
available and they have purchased a wide range of hand therapy
equipment for the occupational therapy department to facilitate
Jonathan Brown demonstrates an endoscope in the new unit. Ref: DSC_8821
Alcester, Professor Jonathan Brown, Wendy Ing, Chairman of League
Fiona Smith, Job share Locality Manager, Heather Jackson, League
of Friends and Catherine Blackaby, Job share Locality Manager.
Students Help Out at Ross Pre-school
below, French students Marine Mahiec and Trivic Anais, who
are visiting England from Conde as part of a JKHS and Twinning
Association student exchange, helped out at Ross Pre-school
playgroup as part of their English studies. Both enjoyed
themselves and the Pre-school children were happy to have
Soldiers laid a wreath on Sunday at the memorial to William
Henry Lockley, Captain of Invalids and the other twenty
two pensioners who died whilst evacuated to Ross during
the 2nd World War.
below at the Memorial are Veterans, David King, Michael
Rouse with Herefordshire Councillor, Harry Bramer who is
the current owner of Rudhall Manor.
below is a letter from Major General A. P. N. Currie CB
who is the Lieutenant Governor of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea.
Local historian, Gordon Amand has been researching the Chelsea
Pensioners' stay in Ross and has arranged an exhibition
which will be taking place at Ross Heritage Centre, opening
on Tuesday 14th November.
Funeral of Chris Collins
The funeral of local biker, Chris Collins took place on
Thursday, 2nd November at St Mary’s Parish Church, Ross-on-Wye.
who was 47 years of age was killed in a road traffic accident
on Saturday, 21st October, whilst riding through the Brecon
congregation of three hundred people attended the celebration
of Chris’s life with tributes being paid to him from his
wife, daughters, employer of sixteen years Antony Lowther
and close family and biker friend Garry Rickman. An impressive
cavalcade of fifteen bikers from the ‘Wednesday Night Biking
Gang' followed the hearse from the church to the private
cremation in the Forest of Dean.
wife Liz and daughters Sophie and Lillie would like to express
their deepest gratitude to all who attended the service,
offering condolences and generous donations to the nominated
charities, namely: The Alzheimer’s Society and The Brain
Tumour Research Trust. In particular, they would like to
pass on their thanks to their closest family and friends
who have provided care, support and sympathy to them during
this very tragic and emotional time.
will be sadly missed not only by his family and close friends
but the local Ross community in general.
Bull's Hill, Ross-on-Wye. Ref: P3120713_12 March 2004.
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