YEOVIL NEWS: Patients to benefit from funding boost to Yeovil Hospital’s A&E department

YEOVIL NEWS: Patients to benefit from funding boost to Yeovil Hospital’s A&E department

Posted: 15th January 2020
THOUSANDS of people needing emergency treatment and care will benefit from a £1.1million extension to Yeovil District Hospital’s accident and emergency department this year. The new A&E department development will increase the capacity of the department and add new bays in which patients are assessed and treated. It will also see a new space created to care for children…

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YEOVIL NEWS: MP urges people to check where their charitable donations are going

YEOVIL NEWS: MP urges people to check where their charitable donations are going

Posted: 15th January 2020
YEOVIL MP Marcus Fysh has expressed disappointment at the findings of the Charity Commission but vowed not to give up on reversing the decision to close the in-patient facility at St Margaret’s Hospice in Yeovil. The report, published on January 15, was in response to Mr Fysh’s request that the Commission examine the decision making process last year. Accounts recently…

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YEOVIL NEWS: St Margaret’s made ‘informed decision’ to close Yeovil’s inpatient hospice unit

YEOVIL NEWS: St Margaret’s made ‘informed decision’ to close Yeovil’s inpatient hospice unit

Posted: 15th January 2020
THE Charity Commission has scrutinised the move by St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice to remodel its services which has involved the controversial closure of the in-patient unit in Yeovil – but has decided that the hospice officials made “an informed decision” consistent with charity law. The charity, based in Taunton, delivers care to patients and their families who are…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Remembering the homeless at Christmas

YEOVIL NEWS: Remembering the homeless at Christmas

Posted: 10th December 2019
A NEWLY-FORMED organisation in Yeovil is asking people to remember those who will be homeless at Christmas. The Homeless and Vulnerable Outreach Network was formed earlier this year and has recently been given some tremendous support and will, as of Wednesday, December 11, 2019, be serving up hot food for the homeless, vulnerable and lonely at the Pit Stop Burger Shop at…

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SOCIAL LIFE: Send your Happy Snaps to the Yeovil Press

SOCIAL LIFE: Send your Happy Snaps to the Yeovil Press

Posted: 21st November 2019
SOCIAL Life feature regular Darren Santiago and his wife Faye catch up on the news in the Yeovil Press community newspaper while preparing for the Back to the 70s Disco Night at the Westlands Entertainment Venue in Yeovil. The Social Life feature in the monthly Yeovil Press community newspaper looks to promote your fun days out, happy occasions such as weddings, birthday…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Stuart’s found his calling in life

YEOVIL NEWS: Stuart’s found his calling in life

Posted: 21st November 2019
YEOVIL funeral director Stuart Foster is dedicated to providing families with dignified and beautiful send-offs for loved ones. It was back in 2009 that Stuart, while serving as a retained firefighter and living in Sherborne, that he decided to apply to work for a local funeral director as a hearse driver and bearer. And it was not long before Stuart realised that he had…

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YEOVIL NEWS: St Margaret’s Hospice confirms inpatient unit closure in Yeovil

YEOVIL NEWS: St Margaret’s Hospice confirms inpatient unit closure in Yeovil

Posted: 9th October 2019
BOSSES at St Margaret’s Hospice have confirmed that they have taken the decision to go-ahead with the proposals to close the inpatient unit at its Yeovil hospice in order to ensure the charity’s long-term future. Further to the proposals announced on July 31 by St Margaret’s Hospice Care to remodel its services, and after considering extensive internal and external…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Inpatient unit at St Margaret's Hospice WILL CLOSE

YEOVIL NEWS: Jobs saved but inpatient unit WILL CLOSE

Posted: 9th October 2019
THE inpatient unit at St Margaret’s Hospice in Yeovil WILL CLOSE although the charity has said that many of the jobs put at risk of redundancy will be saved. The charity has announced today (October 9, 2019) that its hospice service in Yeovil will be undergoing dramatic changes to secure many of the 50-plus jobs which were threatened because of the inpatient unit…

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COLLEGE NEWS: Vice-principal gets promoted to top job

COLLEGE NEWS: Vice-principal gets promoted to top job

Posted: 13th September 2019
THE Corporation of Yeovil College has announced the appointment of Mark Bolton as the college’s new chief executive and principal. Mr Bolton, who is currently vice-principal at the college, will be taking over from John Evans who will leaving Yeovil at the end of September to take on responsibilities for Cornwall College Group. Mr Evans has delivered five years of…

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YEOVIL NEWS: School in a Bag team looks for volunteer festive shop staff

YEOVIL NEWS: School in a Bag team looks for volunteer festive shop staff

Posted: 6th September 2019
THE School in a Bag charity, which is based near Yeovil, will once again be holding a pop-up shop in the Quedam Shopping Centre in the weeks before Christmas. The charity brings hope to thousands of orphaned and impoverished children around the globe with a simple SchoolBag packed with educational equipment. The School in a Bag team is delighted that it will get the…

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