CHARD Watch Project has joined forces with a local artist to celebrate the care in the town's community.

The group worked with artist Richard Langford to create a mosaic titled Care in the Comminty, and have donated the finished piece to Chard Hospital.

The hospital's League of Friends (LOF) group has added a plaque on the wall to commemorate and explain the significance of the artwork.

Gillian Wallace, hospital administrator, said: "We are pleased to be building strong alliances between the hospital and townsfolk, and would like to take this opportunity to develop these further, by inviting people to join our team as volunteers, LOF committee members or nurses and therapists to apply to join us in a professional capacity, so that together we can continue to deliver the excellent compassionate services into the future.

"We are proud to announce that our ward activity co-ordinator role has been given an award from the Community Hospital Association, and this demonstrates our flexibility and welcoming new ideas and ways of working."

For more information, contact matron Rebecca Miskin at Chard Community Hospital.