COMMERCIAL: Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust is about to launch a tender for a nursery in partnership with South Somerset District Council.

A report to the trust board on May 4 reported that the council had undertaken “soft market testing” and was “confident” that a solution could be found on the existing council nursery site at Preston Road.

It adds: “The benefits to YDH and SSDC are clear whereby sufficient spaces will be identified for a joint nursery which should be attractive to the market. A tender for the provision and management of nursery services via a third party will now be progressed.

“This tender exercise will include both SSDC and YDH staff TUPE costs”.