Ball of the Fall 2012

The Friends of the Eastbourne Hospitals will be holding a Ball – entitled the Ball of the Fall - on Saturday 29 September 2012 at the Winter Garden, Eastbourne.

 In recognition of the support given to the Friends by the Rotary Club of Eastbourne at the former balls - the Caribbean Ball 2009, the Ball of the Fall 2010 , and the successful collaboration at the 2011 Spring into Action Ball, the Friends have again invited the Club to join with them in this venture.

As before, any profits generated by the Ball will be split 80%/20% between the Friends and the Club.

The Friends proceeds will assist with one of their two major projects for this year, namely the equipping of an “Assessment and Treatment Cardiac Suite” at the DGH.

The intention will be that patients, coming into the DGH,  with dire symptoms attributable to cardiac disease can be admitted directly to this suite where urgent investigation and, if necessary, treatment initiated.

Currently these patients are admitted either through A & E or the Medical Admissions Unit (MAU).

By direct admission to the suite, assessment will be quicker with potentially life-saving treatment started and those found to have “false alarms” reassured and discharged sooner.

By reducing the workload on A&E and MAU staff and patients will feel the benefit.

The Spring into Action Ball was hugely successful and the organising committee are aware that it will be difficult to emulate that success but are confident of providing another very enjoyable evening.

Please make a note in your diaries now:

Saturday 29 September 2012 at the Winter Garden, Eastbourne.

Tickets at £47.50 each or £450 for a table of 10.

(Tickets available later in the year)

Not only will we be able to assist in a worthwhile project at the DGH, we will be able to assist other charities and help to celebrate our 90 years in style.

Peter Nash

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