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PPG Handbook and Health Champions

Who’s Who in Health Directory

The highly successful Who’s Who in Health directory of health and care services for the  Sherborne area  has been updated for 2020 and is available throughout the town free of charge.

The 2020 edition lists almost one hundred and fifty local providers of advice and support from day activities to dental care, healthcare services to help in the home in Sherborne and local villages. It has grown from four-pages to sixteen pages to include a short description of each group or organisation and that they can offer.

Roger Marsh- Chair of The Grove PPG said.:

“ The primary purpose of the directory is to enable people to find the right support when they need it for themselves, family or neighbours.

“10,000 copies of the new directory are available free of charge from all Surgeries, dentists, library, town council offices and various shops around the town.

“ Built upon the success of last year’s edition we have developed a distribution network, not only in Sherborne, but in the local villages through both parish councils and community magazines”

Produced by  members of The Grove Medical Centre Patient Participation Group,  with funding by Sherborne Town Council and the committee of the Sherborne Summer Festival, who are delighted to be involved with this excellent and local community project.

Grove PPG Chair Roger Marsh concluded:

“Another important benefit of the directory is the contact with more than forty different health groups, who can offer free support at a ‘Spring Clean Your Health’ event run by the Sherborne Area Primary Care Network to be held in the Digby Hall, Sherborne on the 21st.April.

“In addition, and more recently a weekly community health hub has been set up in Sherborne Library on Thursdays that has resulted in the opportunity to personally hand out the directories at the same time as promoting health and wellbeing.”


Due to the global impact of the Coronavirus Sherborne’s surgeries normal services are under review as they follow the evolving NHS England and Public Health England guidelines – DON’T COME INTO THE YEATMAN IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 LIKE SYMPTOMS

SYMPTOMS – Temperature– cough – shortness of breath – difficulty breathing

 Should you be aware of any of the above symptoms please follow the patient guidance notes below          





The Friends of Yeatman Hospital has no role in the treatment of any clinical condition, other than to provide appropriate support when asked. We direct anyone who has concerns about the COVID 19 virus to follow the guidance notes issued by the NHS and Dorset Healthcare.

call NHS 111 or visit   

On behalf of all our Friends I offer to our Matron and her Staff of the Yeatman our full support and respect as they prepare for the challenges ahead, and wish all patients affected a speedy and full recovery.

David G Hayes


The Friends of the Yeatman Hospital


Recent Donations to the Friends

The Friends of the Yeatman Hospital would like thank the following local groups that have supported our work to the benefit of all our patients. Each of these groups have used their time and talents in unique and innovative ways. Do you belong to a group that could raise much needed funds for your local hospital? Please get in touch with the Friend’s Administrator on to discuss your ideas.

Communifit January 5K Run

Waking up to a heavy frost, over 130 runners/walkers of all ages met at the Terraces to take part in the Communist first 5K run in 2020. Young and old alike braved the cold to help support the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital. Chairman David Hayes welcomed all before running himself. All participants received a snowflake medal for finishing.

West End Short Matt Bowls Teams

John Tuffin, Chairman of the West End Short Mat Bowls team, presented a cheque for £126 to Friends’ Chairman, David Hayes. This sum was raised by the 47 members donating money they would have spent sending each other Christmas cards.

Felting, Fibres and Friendship Group

Carla Taylor, local artist, and the Felting, Fibres and Friendship Group lovely crafted a variety of decorations they sold in the Old School Galley in Yetminister over the Christmas period. Their handiwork raised £30 for the Friends.

The Keeper’s Wife – December 1st Sherborne Festive Shopping Day

Rachel Sprake, founder of The Keeper’s Wife, and her family raised £250 for the Friends during the Sherborne Festive shopping Day in the new Digby Hall. They refreshed visitors with a selection of baked goods and tea/coffee in relaxed surroundings.

Greenslade Taylor Hunt – December 1st Sherborne Festive Shopping Day

Richard Stubbert and the team of Greenslade Taylor Hunt welcomed the Friends at their stall at the top of Cheap Street. They provided a fantastic hamper for us to raffle, Lucky Dip, and endless energy. We not only raised one £900 but awareness of the Yeatman and how the Friends support our patients. Mary Kathcell keen craftswomen also sold her handiwork.