As part of the Friends of Yeatman Hospital wish to share the most recent safety and personal protection information regarding COVID 19 below are 10 important actions for everyone to consider.
As part of his Mayoral duties, Cllr Jon Andrews, Mayor of Sherborne, together with his wife Jane, the Mayoress, made a restricted visit to the Yeatman Hospital to show their support for the staff and patients during the COVID19 pandemic.
In an appropriate socially distanced setting, David Hayes, Chairman of the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital, presented Anne Hiscocks, former matron of the Hospital, with a gift of appreciation on behalf of the Trustees and Friends of the Yeatman Hospital.
Several local seamstresses took the initiative and sewed thousands of facemasks to raise funds for the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital while encouraging the local community to protect themselves. Gail Felgate and Sarah Chilcott raised over £2900 with their doorstep sales of handsewn masks.
Never bought a Communifit T-shirt or vest, or maybe you want another colour? There’s no better time than now. Buy T-shirt or vest and make a donation from every sell to support both the Friends of the Yeatman and the Yeovil Hospital Charity.
Following the announcement this week of the promotion of Anne Hiscock, Matron of Yeatman Hospital, to a new post within Dorset HealthCare Trust, David Hayes, Chairman of the Friends of The Yeatman Hospital said;”Onbehalf of the Trustees, and all of the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital, I wish to express our grateful thanks and appreciation to Anne Hiscock for the support and commitment she has shown to the Friends during her time as Matron of the Yeatman Hospital.“We wish her well in her new post as the “Freedom to Speak UpGuardian” within Dorset HealthCare Trust. We know she will continue enjoy further success in her distinguished career.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic the Yeatman Hospital has changed some of its services to help minimise the spread of the virus and protect its most essen1al services. The Minor Injuries Unit at the Yeatman Hospital, together with its staff, has been relocated to the Westminster Memorial Hospital in Shaftesbury.
Leading Sherborne Solicitors Battens, through their Charitable Trust, presented a cheque for £1500 to the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital with the simple request the funds were to be shared amongst all the staff at the Yeatman in recognition of their fight against Coronavirus.
The staff at Bradfords Building Supplies Sherborne branch presented a £125 donation to Friends of the Yeatman Hospital, which was received by the charity’s deputy-chair, local Councillor Jill Warburton.
“The Nursing Profession is unconditional in its remit for caring. It has no bounds controlling either its devotion or its professional commitment to those individuals who are in failing health. It performs wherever and whenever the need occurs, determined, resilient, focussed wholly on the patient, whilst delivering a caring service directed towards the one purpose of alleviating suffering, and sustaining life.”