What do we do

50.-Friends-help-for-Minor-Operations-Suite---Frome-Medical-PracticeThe Friends are a group of volunteers working within the hospital and the local community providing equipment or services not normally covered by the NHS.

Around the Hospital Our work improves the environment for patients, staff and visitors.

The Friends continuously strive to support the medical staff in their caring duties, the patients during their stay in the hospital, or the loved ones who visit them.
30.-Marshfield-Ward-Dining-roomWe provide the many essential little ‘extras’ that enhance the patients’ well-being in all areas throughout the hospital. The Friends’ aim is to make their stay as comfortable and relaxing as it can be.

45.-Road-entry-to-the-Health-ParkFrome Health Park We are also keen supporters of projects which enable patients to be treated within the ‘Frome Health Park’ instead of travelling to hospitals elsewhere. We also lobby for local bus services and other community transport to assist patients and visitors to have easy access to the site



Outreach Program in the Community:
The Friends’ remit also extends beyond working in the hospital, helping a range of local projects to provide specialist medical services in the Frome area through our Outreach Program.
Recent help has been given to:

  • Positive Action on Cancer (PAC)
  • Harry’s Hydro
  • Wessex Counselling
  • Life Education Wessex (Health education in local schools)
  • The Leg Club
  • The Singing for the Brain Project
  • Carers’ courses run by the Alzheimer’s Society.