League of Friends News

GIRAFFE CARE STATION

Babies admitted to the Somerset Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (SNICU) at Musgrove Park Hospital will now benefit from state-of-the-art care, following the donation of a brand new Giraffe Incubator Carestation. The team on SNICU were over the moon to receive the new...

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TOAD TRAIL FOR THE BRACKEN APPEAL

Remember the hugely successful Dragon Trail five years ago? Well this year it's going to be the Taunton Toad Trail which will help mark the Sixtieth Anniversary of the League of Friends Musgrove Park Hospital. This summer will see 20 large model toads appearing around...

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WHEELCHAIR DONATION

The League of Friends has recently given three wheelchairs to the Physiotherapy department under the Small Bids Scheme. Costing a total of just £1700, these specialist wheelchairs are used to transport patients to and from the gym for their physiotherapy sessions....

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LEAGUE OF FRIENDS CELEBRATES 60 YEARS

To celebrate sixty years since it was formed on 6 March 1959 by the Rotary Club of Taunton, the League of Friends Musgrove Park Hospital held an anniversary dinner at Oake Manor Golf Club to mark the occasion. Nearly 200 people attended the event at which the Mayor of...

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DONATION TO ELIOT WARD

Sarah Almond has recently raised over £1000 for Eliot Ward in memory of her grandmother, Mrs Joan Wakley, who passed away in September 2018.  Sarah was so impressed with the care her grandmother received whilst she was on the ward, that she organised a Christmas...

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Co-op Community Fund

A year ago the League of Friends Bed Appeal was chosen by three Taunton Co-op Food Shops (Cheddon Road, Monkton Heathfield and Priorswood) to be one of their three chosen charities for 2017/2018.  As those of you who shop at the Co-op know, there is a Co-op blue card...

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Presentation to Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit

A group of League of Friends supporters organised a Fun Day in Cheddar on Monday 27 August to raise funds for the NICU. Over £3,000 was raised which will go towards the purchase of a Giraffe Incubator which provides highly specialised care for the smallest babies....

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TAUNTON FLOWER SHOW

The League of Friends had a stand at Taunton Flower Show this year. The theme was 'hydration' and as well as selling bottled water, we displayed the 'droplet' drinking system in use at Musgrove which has been part-funded by the League of Friends. It was a very hot two...

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The Ale House raises £2,500 for the Bed Appeal

Fiona Johnson at The Ale House has been supporting the Bed Appeal for over a year and has raised the incredible sum of £2,500, the cost of one Electric Profiling Bed, in memory of her friend Bridget Palmer.  Fiona is seen here with Bridget's two sons, presenting the...

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Countess of Wessex meets shop volunteers

The Countess of Wessex made an unscheduled stop at the Shop during her recent visit to the hospital in March and commented on the excellent cup of coffee while she chatted to volunteers.

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VOLUNTEERS BRAVE THE SNOW

Despite the snowy conditions in March, our volunteers defied the weather and trudged in to Musgrove so that the League of Friends Shop could stay open.  Thank you for making such a huge effort.

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