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Local veterans transform community hospital gardens

Helston Community Hospital’s gardens have had a post-summer makeover, thanks to a group of Forces veterans from the Culdrose Old Boys.

The group of 6 veterans were under the watchful eye of Mick Bunt from Lawn and Order Gardening Services to give the community hospitals gardens a much-needed glow-up, involving the removal of weeds and overgrown plants, brand-new flowerbeds, and paved walkways to provide patients, hospital visitors and staff with safe access to enjoy the outdoor space.

Plants and materials were kindly donated by Trevena Cross Nurseries in Breage and staff at the community hospital made sure the Culdrose Old Boys were well hydrated throughout.

“I would like to thank Alan and the Culdrose Old Boys veterans for the hard work and support they have given to our gardens in Helston Community Hospital. The gardens have been transformed and will be enjoyed by all visitors and staff. Thank you.” Linda McHale, Hospital Matron

Culdrose Old Boys has recently celebrated its fourth anniversary and is open to members of the Armed Forces whether still serving or retired, who have at any time been based at RNAS Culdrose. Further information can be found by searching for Culdrose Old Boys on the Facebook.

“In these times of tough financial constraints, it’s great to provide much needed support to our local community and this little project has enabled the Culdrose Old Boys to achieve just that. It’s heart-warming to know that our efforts will bring so much pleasure to the staff and patients of our local Memorial Hospital.” Alan Rodgers, who was part of the veteran team who made over the hospital gardens

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Update on appointments upcoming bank holiday for the Queen’s funeral

We are finalising arrangements for Monday 19 September, following the announcement that the Queen’s state funeral will be a bank holiday. If there are any changes to patient appointments, we will be in direct contact with the people affected.

If you do not hear from us, please assume your scheduled appointment is going ahead as planned.

If you have an appointment scheduled for Monday but no longer wish to attend, please let us know using the contact details at the top of your appointment letter.

Thank you for bearing with us while we work through these arrangements.

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Cornwall and Isles of Scilly's NHS send condolences to the Royal family

The chief executives and chairs of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly's NHS have expressed their deepest sympathies following the announcement that her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has died. 

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Debbie Richards and chair Margaret Schwarz; NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board chief executive Kate Shields and chair John Govett; and Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust chief executive Steve Williamson, and chair Mairi Mclean have issued the following joint statement: 

"Like the rest of the country, we are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

"Her Majesty dedicated her life to public service during an historic 70-year reign and she enriched the lives of countless numbers of people at home and across the world. She was an exemplar of public service, which all of us can only aspire to. 

"As a Duchy, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has a deep-rooted connection with the monarchy, and our local NHS is proud of its Royal association with the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.

"We send our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family." 

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