Harvest Fete Success!

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Raffle winners (and purveyors of cream teas) celebrate their stellar prize

The sun shone on South Petherton Community Hospital’s annual spectacular – its Harvest Fete and Craft Fair. Smiles were in abundance throughout the afternoon, as friends were reunited in support of the community’s treasured NHS hospital.

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ROADS TO RECOVERY – a review of stroke services

The NHS National Institute for Health Research has produced this review, (and lots of other useful links) which looks at the configuration of stroke services, identifying stroke and acute management, recovery and rehabilitation, and life after stroke.

It features:

  • 44 published studies
  • 29 ongoing studies
  • Questions to ask about your stroke services
  • Quotes from commissioners, clinicians and service users

The full review and a two sided summary are also available.

A thank you to the League

We recently received this lovely message in appreciation of the Simple Step up that we funded and was featured in our last article:

Dear South Petherton League of Friends,
I am writing to convey our gratitude for the gift of the Simple Up. I cannot express how fantastic this device is, and it has already revolutionised our working practice.
I am confident that this essential piece of kit will be of immense value to our radiography staff and their patients. Indeed as soon as it was delivered I used it for a patient, who rather enjoyed the experience!
With the NHS in such difficult financial circumstances, your generous donation is made even more significant, the simple up will enable us to carry out more x-ray examinations then before, I no longer have to turn patients away who would have been unsafe on the previous step ladder.
It really is an excellent addition to our lovely X-Ray room, and again on behalf of my colleagues, I would like to thank you so very much,
Kind regards,
Abi Irish,
Senior Radiographer

Thank you Abi for confirming the value of this equipment, and thank you to the members of the League whose donations make such gifts possible!

South Petherton’s Superhero nurses celebrate International Nurses’ Day in style!

International Nurses’ Day is celebrated around the world every 12 May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. The International Council of Nurses commemorates this important day each year with the production and distribution of the International Nurses’ Day Kit.

Our nursing staff are superheroes (as are all our staff) and, are always there when needed most, changing lives with their unique set of skills. Nurses are heroes who run towards danger, and we thank you for doing so, every single day!


Superhero staff on Mary Robertson Ward enjoying International Nurses Day!

Annual General Meeting

Looking forward to seeing all our Friends at our Annual General Meeting – 10th May at the Methodist Hall in South Petherton (refreshments from 6.30, 7pm start)!!