Parky praises Weston's hospital staff

PUBLISHED: 15:02 12 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:34 25 May 2010

STAFF and volunteers at Weston General Hospital have come in for praise from Sir Michael Parkinson.

STAFF and volunteers at Weston General Hospital have come in for praise from Sir Michael Parkinson.

The celebrity interviewer said he was impressed by the unity of workers at the Uphill facility following a visit last April.

The praise was made in a report by Sir Michael as part of his role as country ambassador for Dignity - a Government campaign for dignified treatment in care.

He said: "I came away with the sense that they were like a family - all the staff seemed to know each other and work together - perhaps this is something other places can learn from."

Weston Area Health NHS Trust chief executive Lorene Read said: "We are very pleased that the visit left him with such a positive view and that he has chosen to share that in his national report."

*To see a video of Sir Michael Parkinson at the hospital visit

More from Weston Mercury

A plan to build retirement homes, which upset villagers, has been approved by Sedgemoor District Council.

Read more
10 minutes ago

Winscombe Ladies returned from Exeter with a narrow defeat in their sixth league match of the season.

Read more
11 minutes ago

Weston suffered a narrow defeat when they travelled to Bath for the second time in as many weeks.

Read more
37 minutes ago

St Andrews defeated Bristol by eight shots to reach the last 32 of the national Egham Trophy.

Read more

Uphill Badminton Club suffered a loss, draw and a victory in the last week of league matches.

Read more

Worlebury angler Jack Reynolds won his zone at the penultimate Veals Winter League match held at Littleton-upon-Severn.

Read more

Latest results and scores from the skittle alleys in the area.

Read more

Latest tables from the Weston men’s and mixed league.

Read more

Weston’s best businesses will see their outstanding efforts celebrated at an awards ceremony which will ‘shine a light’ on the town’s success stories.

Read more

North Somerset Council insists its commercial investment decisions are based on a ‘sound business case’ after the authority spent more than £50million on acquisitions this year.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 9°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists