League of Friends News

Work begins on the Bracken Birthing Centre

Work will shortly begin on the £300,000 upgrade of the Bracken Birthing Centre, funded entirely by the League of Friends to mark its 60th Anniversary Year.  The refurbished centre will include two brand new en-suite rooms including an additional birthing pool which,...

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Rumwell Farm Shop raises £1450 for the League

In 2019, the League of Friends was one of the Rumwell Farm Shop's chosen charities and during the year an amazing total of £1450 was raised.  This was achieved through collecting tins, two charity quiz and supper evenings, a 10p donation from each pack of Bon Bons All...

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QUEEN’S COLLEGE ROTARY CHALLENGE

QUEEN’S COLLEGE ROTARY CHALLENGE

Yet again, the boys and girls in Years 5 and 6 at Queen's College Junior School excelled themselves with their creative and innovative ideas to raise money.  Supporting the Giraffe Care Station which the League presented to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit earlier...

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OPHTHALMIC DEPARTMENT RECEIVES SPECULAR MICROSCOPE

OPHTHALMIC DEPARTMENT RECEIVES SPECULAR MICROSCOPE

Dr Indi Sian in the Ophthalmic Department was delighted this month to receive the delivery of a £16,000 specular microscope, paid for by the League of Friends.  This specialised microscope gives an accurate assessment of the corneal cell count and is used particularly...

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TOAD AUCTION FOR BRACKEN APPEAL

TOAD AUCTION FOR BRACKEN APPEAL

A hugely successful auction of toads was held at Hestercombe Gardens on Sunday 13th October.  Thanks must go to Hestercombe for displaying the toads for the previous week and to Greenslades who kindly organised the auction.  Over £15,000 was raised for the Bracken...

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CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN AID OF THE LEAGUE

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN AID OF THE LEAGUE

How about one of these beautiful hand knitted tea cosies? Knitted by Julia Steer, these are available in Miles Tea Rooms in the High Street and all proceeds go to the League of Friends.

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GIRAFFE CARE STATION

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

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

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

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

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

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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