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Public Meeting: Somerset STP overview

Public meeting at Methodist Hall in South Petherton

Maximum capacity in South Petherton’s Methodist Church Hall, Somerset.

At a time when the state of the nation’s health and social care provision is headline news and with claims of both sectors being “in crisis”, South Petherton played host to a lively public meeting about the proposed Somerset Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) on 11th January 2017. Continue reading

STP: Public meeting on 11 January 2017

The Methodist Hall

The Methodist Hall, Palmer St, South Petherton

The League has organised a public meeting on 11 January 2017 at 7pm – at the Methodist Church Hall in South Petherton – for members of the local community to find out more about NHS England’s ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plans’ (STPs). Somerset’s STP intends that our shared experience of the health and social care system in three years will be radically different from today. In order to support our community to engage confidently with any public consultations, this event aims to share information about the STP.

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‘See Bike See Life’ Team Cross the Finish Line!


The See Bike See Life team meet the Southmead medics at the end of the challenge.

On Saturday 24 September, the amazing ‘See Bike See Life’ team achieved their goal of fundraising for three organisations that have been instrumental in the ongoing recovery of Ashton, a local Somerset teenager, after he suffered a severe motorbike accident near Yeovilton early in 2016. Continue reading

Annual Harvest Fete Triumph!

crowds outside hospital

The South Petherton Community Hospital’s successful Harvest Fete 2016 attracted a wealth of visitors, exhibitors, performers and patients. It was a great outcome for all the hard work that went into organising the event, with the League of Friends’ and Matron’s secretary, Shirley Zaple, leading the team’s stellar efforts. Continue reading

‘See Bike See Life’: Latest Fundraising News

See Bike See Life Team photo

‘See Bike See Life’ team: Ashley, Keef, Martin, Grant, Mark, Jim, Brian, Al, Reece, Katherine, Charlie, Ashley and Lee.

The League of Friends is benefitting from a fantastic charity fundraising event, ‘See Bike See Life’. On 23-24 September 2016 a dedicated team will carry a mangled motorbike for 49 miles – from Yeovilton in Somerset to Southmead in Bristol –  to highlight road safety issues as well as fundraise for those organisations who helped 18-year-old Ashley to recover from his life-threatening motorcycle accident. Continue reading

Annual Harvest Fete


On Saturday 17th September 2016, from 2 pm – 4 pm, join us at the hospital for an afternoon of entertainment from The Enigma Morris Dancers and Yeovil Yukele Band, cream teas, homemade cakes, nearly new stall, raffle, bottle stall,  craft stalls and games – all in aid of the hospital and our patients.  Harvest fete poster 2016

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