Friends of St Mark’s Hospital
The Friends of St Mark’s Hospital support the work of the hospital through voluntary contributions with particular emphasis on the welfare of patients. They get involved by promoting social activities and raising funds, which are used to improve the comfort and well-being of patients being cared for at St Mark’s Hospital.
Since St Mark’s Hospital moved to Northwick Park in 1995, the Friends have:
- Established a garden at the front entrance as a retreat for patients and staff; ensuring the garden is properly maintained throughout the year
- Finance the art work display throughout the hospital; loaned works are changed every six months, and some pictures have been bought by St Mark’s Hospital
- Financed the refurbishment of the patient’s day room on Frederick Salmon Ward, and profits from the tea bar equipped the patients’ laundry room on the ward
- Set up the St Mark’s tea bar, which is run by a team of volunteers, and serves sandwiches, baked potatoes, pasta dishes, hot drinks and snacks