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Heritage Grant to Repair Wilton Castle
The present owners of Wilton Castle, Alan and Sue Parslow
have been given a substantial grant by English Heritage towards
the huge cost of repairs of this historic monument.
in a dangerous state, repair work has begun on the North West
Tower and West Curtain Wall of the castle. The work is due
to be completed in the summer and follows work completed last
autumn to repair the South West Gatehouse.
Castle was reputed to have been built by King Stephen in 1141,
but it is more probable that it was built by Hugo de Longchamp
who received the manor of Wilton from Henry I.
the castle went in a dowry to the de Grey family. During
the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, it passed to the Hon Charles
1645 the building was owned by Sir John Bridges, who died
of smallpox in 1651 and is buried at Peterstow. In
about 1722, it passed to Thomas Guy, founder of Guy's Hospital.
was remodelled in the 15th century, becoming a mansion rather
than a military castle and during the 19th century, neo-Gothic
ramparts were added and a Victorian farmhouse was built on
Primary Care Trust Supports NHS 'Think Clean Day'
28th February, Herefordshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) joined
trusts across the country to support NHS Think Clean Day.
The aim of the day was to raise the profile of cleaning in
NHS hospitals and clinics. In particular, nursing and cleaning
staff were brought together to make changes to improve cleaning
or tidiness and develop action plans to deal with long term
to the day, Trish Jay, Director of Clinical Development and
Lead Executive Nurse for PCT said,
know from our patients that when they are ill in hospital
they want clean, comfortable and welcoming surroundings to
aid their recovery and this is what we strive for in our PCT
units. Cleanliness is a key aspect of this.
the key messages for Think Clean Day is that cleanliness on
NHS premises is everybody's responsibility - nursing staff,
cleaners, managers and visitors. A team approach to cleaning
and infection control is essential and we hope that Think
Clean Day will reinforce this.
we had of the cleanliness of our community hospitals and Stonebow
Unit, carried out by external experts, have been good, but
we know there is always room to improve and that is what we
want to do.'
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Community Hospital took part in Think Clean Day. Pictured
above are hospital cleaners, Caroline Hatch and Denise Colwell.
(The day was also Caroline's birthday. Many Happy Returns!)
Below, Doctor Richard Cook, Sister Jeannie Bevan, Chief
Executive Paul Bates and Sister Julie Akester try out a
combination of glitter gel and an ultraviolet light system
which can be used to determine how thoroughly staff are
washing their hands.
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