Milverton

Friends of Dene Barton Hospital

Dene Barton is a community hospital located in the village of Cotford St Luke, near Taunton. The hospital currently contains the Somerset Neurological Rehabilitation Unit and the outpatients section of the Musgrove Park Hospital Physiotherapy Department. Also based at the hospital is a District Nurse Hub, an Integrated Rehabilitation Team, a Pain Team and a Rapid Response Team.

The Friends of Dene Barton Community Hospital are a small group who aim to raise funds to provide patient facilities at the hospital and to provide amenities for both patients and staff in order to improve their environment. It is also our aim to improve general public awareness of this valuable facility.

The Friends are now in need of additional members to help us with activities. Both our Chairman and Secretary have said that they wish to retire this year after many years’ service, and these posts need to be filled if the Friends are to continue. There are other ways to be involved for volunteers who do not wish to take up an executive position – we are a friendly group and the work we do is satisfying but not onerous. We do not like long boring meetings and we find that a couple of hours every two months or so are adequate for the admin!

We would be very pleased to welcome anyone foe an informal chat without obligation. To find out more please ring our Chairman, Allen Sutton on 01823 432157 or our Treasurer, Tony Moore on 01823 433000.