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.
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.”
In light of the on going Coronavirus pandemic, the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital have decided to cancel their second car boot sale – scheduled for 5th July this year at the Terrace, Sherborne.
“If you have a sewing machine or overlocker and are willing to sew clinical scrubs from a simple pattern, the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital are looking for you. “This is your opportunity to make a difference. SHERBORNE NEEDS YOU, and your sewing machine!
In response to the announcement yesterday, (April 1, 2020) by Dorset Healthcare University NHS FoundaBon Trust, in which it confirmed the Minor Injuries Unit, (MIU) at the Yeatman Hospital will close during the current COVID19 pandemic.
Cllr. Jill Warburton, Trustee of the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital, today announced that the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital is to support the Sherborne Community Kitchen, a community – volunteer project established through Sherborne Viral Kindness to help those in Sherborne and the surrounding villages who need assistance during the Coronavirus crisis.