At our recent Annual general meeting the Friends of Wexford General Hospital (FOWGH) were delighted to present a wheelchair accessible van to the hospital. Patients attending the Emergency Department and inpatients who need specialised urgent Gynaecological ultrasound scanning need to be transported to the Outpatients Department which sits apart from the main hospital. The request for funding was made to FOWGH and the vehicle was sourced by a local business. This means women who are ill can now be transferred between departments in a safe and dignified manner without delays. The ability of FOWGH to facilitate the provision of this vehicle is totally due to the generosity of the people of Co. Wexford who continue to make donations.
The Friends of Wexford General Hospital act as a conduit between the public and the hospital and ensure that the experience of patients and their families is a positive one. The Board of FOWGH is run on a voluntary basis and all funds raised (apart from governance requirements) is used for the benefit of the patients in the hospital.