League of Friends share vision for Ellen Badger Hospital
League of Friends (LoF) Chair, Bryan Stoten, and Fundraising Manager, Hannah French, shared their vision for the redevelopment of the Ellen Badger Hospital with Shipston Town Councillors in July.
Thanks to fundraising from the League of Friends and investment from South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, there is potential to make the EBH a community hub to promote wellbeing rather than just a rehabilitation centre.
Bryan Stoten gave the example of the North Cotswold Hospital in Moreton which offers antenatal care, speech therapy and psychology services for adolescents. “We would like to see the Ellen Badger serving our community as a whole,” he said.
With the right support and funding, the LoF believes the EBH could play a role as part of a ‘healthy town’ initiative that promotes short walks, smoke cessation, food preparation classes and a cafe where people can catch up to help tackle social isolation.
To find out more, come along to the LoF public meeting on 17th September at the Townsend Hall. Full details to be published next month.