The League of Friends provides support to the health related services provided in the hospital, the Medical Centre and the community. This support can be financial, moral or physical such as the provision of volunteer helpers, provision of refreshments or fund raising events in order to provide resources not available from the Primary Care Trust.
The League has organised the Milford Active Persons Light Exercise Group (MAPLE) which encourages people to undertake light exercise under the instruction of a qualified instructor. Two Groups are now in operation and the participants, with ages varying between the 60's and 90's enjoy and benefit from the exercises offered.
A new initiative is the introduction of a bathing service at the hospital. Using Parker baths this service offers an opportunity to those who find it difficult to use the bath at home to enjoy a good soak in a safe environment,
The Milford Hospital also houses the Milford Pharmacy which provides a seven day service for over the counter medicines and NHS prescription dispensing. 01590 645555
The Milford-on-Sea Hospital League of Friends is a Registered UK Charity
"ATTEND effectively combines both health care and volunteering with great success and I am delighted to be patron in succession to Her majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother"
The Duke of York
Attend (formerly the National Association of Hospital & Community Friends) is a membership organisation formed in 1949 which cares in partnership with around 800 UK charities working to enhance the quality of life for people suffering ill health, disability or social disadvantage.