TRIBUTE TO STUART SAUNDERSEMERITUS PROFESSOR STUART SAUNDERS AND THE FRIENDS OF VALKENBERG HOSPITAL
18th February 2021
TRUSTCHAIRPERSON 1997 – 2001 PATRON 2013 – 2021Photo taken on the occasion of the FOV 25th Anniversary AGM, 2019: l to R, Stuart Saunders, Hugh Amoore Treasurer, Francoise Robertson Founder, Fadia Gamieldien Chairperson, H-R Sanders ex-chairperson, Brian Robertson Trustee The Friends of Valkenberg Hospital initiative was established in 1994 by Mrs Francoise Robertson, wife of the then Head of Department of Psychiatry, Professor Brian Robertson. Stuart Saunders was an early supporter of this initiative and became the first Chairperson of the Trust, which he helped establish in 1997. The Trust identified as their first project the building of new admission wards, but towards the end of 1997, the Provincial Department of Health proposed the closure of Valkenberg Hospital.