FOTYH Have Your Say

“If you have had to use the “appointment-only-injury” service at the Yeatman Hospital since it reopened we would like to hear about your experience – positive or negative. Please let us know online by 10th September, 2021. To share your experiences with us send an email to:

Rendezvous Funding

For the second time in two months the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital announces its support for Sherborne focused community health projects.

In July, Trustees approved £10,000 for the beginning of a Capital Project to transform Stewart Lodge into an all-age provision for mental health care in Sherborne. This first stage will create two new clinic rooms and administrative space in Stewart Lodge for the Yeatman based adult mental health team. This will enable additional clinics to take place.

Also in July, the charity confirmed it would provide £5000 to a new appeal fund for the new breast cancer unit at Yeovil Hospital. Last week the Friends agreed to contribute to mental health service training up to £17,400 at Sherborne’s two state primary schools, the Abbey and Sherborne Primary schools.

This week it exchanged Letters of Agreement to continue its funding of the Emotionally Connected Sherborne project led by the Rendezvous Centre, by £10,500, to ensure the provision of mental care and counselling continues for the next 12 months.

FOTYH September Car Boot Sale

Three of the most important local annual fundraising events for the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital are our car boot sales on Terrace Playing Fields Sherborne in Spring, Summer and early Autumn.

Following a 2year hiatus, due to COVID, the Friends Car Boot Sale makes a welcome return to the Terrace Playing Fields on Sunday September 5, between 9am and 12 noon

Friends Trustee, Liz Turnbull, who has organised the sales for the past 5 years was delighted to confirm the return to Terrace Playing Fields.

Yeovil Breast Cancer Unit Appeal

In the past 12 months Yeovil Hospital had 18,000 patient appointments with Sherborne and area postcodes. Patients from Sherborne had more than 600 appointments to receive breast cancer treatment at Yeovil District Hospital, which is an increase of 5% on the previous year. Its importance to Sherborne and surrounding villages as an essential link in local healthcare is obvious.

David Hayes, Chairman of the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital, today announced the Charity’s Trustees’ support for a new Breast Cancer Unit at Yeovil District Hospital.