Health & Wellbeing

St Georges Nursing Home, near Weston super Mare

Weston nursing home scoops top award for innovative approach to care

A SOMERSET care home has been recognised for innovative work with residents. St Georges Nursing Home, near Weston-super-Mare, picked up…

Rituals is opening a shop at Clarks Village in Street, Somerset

Beauty and wellbeing brand to open shop at Clarks Village this week

BEAUTY brand Rituals is opening a new shop at Clarks Village. The firm, famed for cosmetics and wellbeing products, will…

The Laurels, in Draycott near Cheddar, is set to be demolished and replaced

Plans to double the size of Somerset care home near Cheddar approved despite objections

PLANS to double the size of a care home near Cheddar have been approved – despite objections from some…

Maternity services at Musgrove Park, Yeovil and Bridgwater Hospitals were downgraded by inspectors

Somerset maternity services – at Yeovil, Musgrove and Bridgwater – slammed by inspectors

MATERNITY services at Musgrove Park, Yeovil, and Bridgwater Community Hospitals have been ordered to improve after inspectors found services…

How the new care home in Taunton could look. Picture: LNT

Plans for new 66-bed care home in Taunton submitted

A NEW 66-bed care home could be built on land in Taunton. Plans for the facility, in Cutliffe Road on…

The garden is sponsored by Queen's College in Taunton

Memory garden set for St Margaret’s Hospice after show displays

A MEMORY garden designed for a Taunton-based hospice is being showcased at shows. The St Margaret’s Hospice Therapeutic Memory Garden…

Mr Drummond will stand down in the next 12 months. Picture: Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Chair of Somerset NHS to stand down in next 12 months

THE chair of the NHS in Somerset is standing down after 10 years at the top of the organisation. Colin…

The Old Vicarage, top, and Ivy House in Wellington, are set to close. Pictures: Google

Two sheltered housing properties in Wellington to close

TWO sheltered housing facilities in Wellington are to close, as they are no longer “financially sustainable”. The Abbeyfield Society, which…

Sunnymead in Chard and Critchell Court in Frome

Care homes in Frome and Chard saved after takeover deal

TWO Somerset care homes which faced closure as they were “no longer financially viable” have been saved after a…

Alec Billen, courier manager at Berry's Coaches, has his blood pressure checked. Picture: Somerset Council

Somerset bus drivers ‘Take the Pressure Off’ with blood checks

WE all know driving can bring our blood pressure up. So one Somerset bus company put its drivers to the…