Somerset

Yeovil Hospital seeks 4x4 owners for winter driving

A hospital in Somerset is appealing for local people to help them in the event of bad weather this winter.

Yeovil District Hospital is looking for 4x4 car owners in the area who can be called on to drive essential staff into work in snowy and icy road conditions.

During the severe winter conditions last year, the hospital received calls from drivers asking if they could help.

Director of operations, Jonathan Higman said he wanted to formalise the scheme and create an on-call list this year.

"Last year some drivers who own 4x4s were kind enough to contact us to see if they could help out," he said.

"We really appreciated this and their efforts helped us to ensure that we had the essential staff needed to enable us to continue to provide patients with high quality care."

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