THE League of Friends has donated £400,000 to equip eight bays at the expanded emergency department at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.

The former A&E was renovated at a cost of £2.9million to cope with increased patient numbers – it was originally built to cope with 30,000 a year, but now cares for 55,000.

The League’s donation was left in a legacy by a former patient.