Trust and Medway League of Friends announce new coffee shop at Medway Maritime Hospital

Date: 06 December 2019

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A new modern barista style coffee shop is set to open in summer 2020 at Medway Maritime Hospital following the formal signing of a 10-year lease arrangement between Medway League of Friends and the Trust.

The Medway League of Friends will be paying for the costs of the building work and will be kindly donating all profits from sales to benefit patients and visitors to the Trust.

Medway League of Friends has been supporting the hospital since soon after it was taken over by the NHS, more than 50 years ago, in 1961.

James Devine, Chief Executive of Medway NHS Foundation Trust commented: “The continued support and dedication of the Friends is appreciated by everyone at the Trust and I am absolutely delighted to strengthen our partnership with the development of this fantastic new coffee shop.”

Derek May MBE, Chairman of the Medway League of Friends said:“ This is an exciting day for everyone at the Medway League of Friends. I am so proud of the work carried out by our amazing volunteers to benefit patients, staff and the local community.

“In the last financial year the League of Friends donated an amazing £400,000 worth of equipment to the Trust, including an ECG machine, sensory toys, trolleys and ultrasound machines. This lovely new coffee shop will allow us to make even more of a difference in the future.”

The new coffee shop will be located in the Main Reception directly opposite the existing Friends Shop.

  • Summary:

    A new modern barista style coffee shop is set to open in summer 2020 at Medway Maritime Hospital following the formal signing of a 10-year lease arrangement between Medway League of Friends and the Trust.