Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation to hold first Public Meeting

The Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation - the second largest NHS-linked charity in Scotland – will hold its first public meeting on Wednesday 24 October. 

At the meeting, the Foundation will launch its first Impact Report, highlighting some of the most innovative and diverse programmes the charity has supported over the past year. The meeting will also feature a series of short presentations on the history and work of the Foundation, followed by a question and answer session.

“We will report on a year of challenge, change and achievement, with the Foundation making a positive impact on the health of the people of Scotland, and in particular to the patients of NHS Lothian,” said Jane Ferguson, Foundation Director.  “The event will also provide a platform for us to thank publicly the many hundreds of people who donate, collect and fundraise for the charity throughout the year.”

Funds donated to the charity help improve the health of the people of Scotland through:

  • Supporting the welfare of patients and their carers
  • Developing NHS staff through education and training
  • Supporting research and innovation
  • Contributing to arts and heritage
  • Enhancing the NHS Service

Dr Charles Winstanley, Chairman of the Trustees of the Foundation, said: “All are welcome to our first Public Meeting, at which we will have an opportunity to review the charity’s progress, celebrate the positive difference we are making to people’s lives, and consider the charity’s future direction of travel.”

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Note to Editors

The Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation Public Meeting takes place on Wednesday 24 October at 5.45pm, in the 2nd floor Boardroom at Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG.

The Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation (the common name of Lothian Health Board Endowment Fund) is the second largest NHS-linked charity in Scotland, with £64m in assets and an annual income of over £5m, whose charitable object is the advancement of health..

The Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation is registered with the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator (OSCR) SC007342 and is statutorily authorised to receive and manage charitable donations for Lothian NHS Board.  Lothian Health Board is the corporate trustee of the Foundation and board members become trustees by virtue of their board appointment .

For further information about the Public Meeting, please e-mail Jane Ferguson, Foundation Director, at jane.ferguson@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

05/10/2012