YEOVIL NEWS: Prime Minister invited to Somerset to intervene over hospice plans

YEOVIL NEWS: Prime Minister invited to Somerset to intervene over hospice plans

Posted: 16th August 2019
YEOVIL MP Marcus Fysh has enlisted the support of Westminster colleagues to appeal to Prime Minister Boris Johnson asking him to help solve the huge problems facing end of life healthcare and social care services in Somerset. Mr Fysh has written a letter to the PM with the support of fellow Conservative MPs David Warburton (Somerton and Frome), Ian Liddell-Grainger…

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YEOVIL NEWS: This is OUR HOSPICE says the Mayor

YEOVIL NEWS: This is OUR HOSPICE says the Mayor

Posted: 16th August 2019
THE Mayor of Yeovil, Cllr David Recardo, believes the hospice inpatient unit should stay open as “we ALL donated the money” to build it in the first place. Cllr Recardo was one of the 200 or so people who were unable to get into the Octagon Theatre on August 14 for the Public Information Event being hosted by St Margaret’s Hospice officials to give people more details…

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YEOVIL NEWS: We can’t carry on as we are says hospice chief exec Ann Lee

YEOVIL NEWS: We can’t carry on as we are says hospice chief exec Ann Lee

Posted: 15th August 2019
UNDERFIRE St Margaret’s Hospice chief executive Ann Lee admits she knows she is Public Enemy Number One at present in Yeovil with the proposed closure of the inpatient unit at the town’s hospice. But Mrs Lee stood up and faced the jeers and boos of an angry and emotional audience at the Public Information Event held at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil on August 14 for…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Hospice bosses left in no doubt – people are desperately angry

YEOVIL NEWS: Hospice bosses left in no doubt – people are desperately angry

Posted: 15th August 2019
THE people of Yeovil and surrounding area united as one on Wednesday (August 14) evening to oppose proposals for the planned closure of the inpatient unit at St Margaret’s Hospice in the town. The Octagon Theatre was packed for a Public Information Event where hospice bosses tried to explain the reasoning behind the controversial proposals. The auditorium was full of…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Live screening of St Margaret’s Hospice meeting on YouTube

YEOVIL NEWS: Live screening of St Margaret’s Hospice meeting on YouTube

Posted: 14th August 2019
PEOPLE are unable to get to the Octagon Theatre this evening (Wednesday, August 14) for an important meeting about the future of the St Margaret’s Hospice in-patient unit in Yeovil will be able to watch it live online. The meeting starts at 6.30pm and bosses from St Margaret’s Hospice Care will give details of the proposed closure of the in-patient unit during a public…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Thousands back ‘save hospice’ campaign

YEOVIL NEWS: Thousands back ‘save hospice’ campaign

Posted: 14th August 2019
A CAMPAIGN group set up on social networking Facebook just hours after news broke about the possible closure of the in-patient unit at St Margaret’s Hospice in Yeovil has attracted nearly 14,000 members. The Save St Margaret’s Hospice Yeovil page is being administered by Charlotte Holland, Nicole Dyke and Tom Fox. Charlotte said: “I didn’t expect for it to take off as…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Octagon will be packed for public meeting

YEOVIL NEWS: Octagon will be packed for public meeting

Posted: 14th August 2019
THE Octagon Theatre in Yeovil is expected to be full to capacity this evening (Wednesday, August 14) when people meet with St Margaret’s Hospice Care officials to discuss the future of the town’s in-patient unit. The charity bosses are proposing to close the in-patient unit at the Yeovil hospice and open more beds at their hospice in Taunton – citing financial and…

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YEOVIL NEWS: MP to meet with Government Minister over controversial hospice plans

YEOVIL NEWS: MP to meet with Government Minister over controversial hospice plans

Posted: 1st August 2019
YEOVIL MP Marcus Fysh has said he will be meeting with a Government Minister to press home the message that the in-patient unit at St Margaret’s Hospice in Yeovil is desperately needed. There are proposals put forward by hospice officials to close the unit and see all in-patient beds moved to St Margaret’s site in Taunton. But Mr Fysh is backing local campaigns to make…

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YEOVIL NEWS: LibDems launch petition to try and save hospice in-patient unit from closing

YEOVIL NEWS: LibDems launch petition to try and save hospice in-patient unit from closing

Posted: 1st August 2019
LIBERAL Democrats in Yeovil have launched a petition calling on health officials to provide funding to ensure that the in-patient unit at St Margaret’s Hospice in the town stays opens. There has been shock after news was released on Wednesday (July 31, 2019) that St Margaret’s Hospice was proposing to close its in-patient unit at its Yeovil site and moving extra beds…

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YEOVIL NEWS: In-patient unit set to close at St Margaret’s Hospice in Yeovil?

YEOVIL NEWS: In-patient unit set to close at St Margaret’s Hospice in Yeovil?

Posted: 31st July 2019
THE St Margaret’s Hospice Care charity has begun consulting staff on proposed changes to its services to ensure a sustainable future for hospice care in Somerset. The charity is proposing to remodel its services so that there is a single In-patient Unit at its Taunton site, increasing the number of beds there from 12 to 16, with no in-patient beds at its Yeovil site. At…

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