TAUNTON’S Musgrove Park Hospital has teamed up with Marie Curie Cancer Care to develop a programme to support patients nearing the end of their lives as well as their families and carers.

The year-long pilot aims to recruit companion volunteers to provide emotional support across wards at Musgrove.

For more information you can attend a drop-in session between 5pm and 8pm on Thursday, April 24, in the boardroom in the Old Building at Musgrove, or call Julia Bearne on 07730-751685 or e-mail Julia.bearne@mariecurie.org.uk