In early December, our Chairman Joe Guilfoyle, wrote to all the directors of the Friends at their home addresses, explaining the reality of the ‘centre of excellence’ at James’s with its lack of beds and food for patients and enclosing pictures of the grim environment there including the old prefabs close to the main entrance. Joe asked the Friend’s directors to review their current passive stance and to come out fighting for Luke’s.
He also commented that the Friend’s website does not highlight the fact that under the cancer control strategy Luke’s is to close and asked that this be made clear because there is confusion over the status and future of Luke’s especially as the Friends continue to fundraise.
The Board met on Jan 25th. Our letter was not discussed, and not one single director even acknowledged receipt of our letter and photographs.
Why does the Board of the Friends apparently not care about the future of this great hospital?