Diana Bourne | Frome
Nominee Name | Martin Brown
Why Diana is a Country Hero:
Diana has been instrumental in the administration of the Frome Market Health Hub (FMHH) – an initiative that could help save the lives of busy farmers who put off a trip to the doctors by giving them, their families, and agricultural workers free access to confidential health checks, without the need to book an appointment.
The farming community appreciate the excellent service which is all free of charge and available on regular market days. The nurses at FMHH understand the farming way of life, with all its daily stresses and it is fine to attend appointments in overalls and dirty wellies!
Diana took the lead in organising the NHS nursing team at FMHH and negotiated with the Operational Manager for the Health Hubs in Somerset to ensure FMHH has the correct level of nursing support for the entire farming community in and around Frome.
Martin Brown who nominated Diana says, “…Diana continues to support the FMHH charity daily, putting in hours of unpaid time in a cheerful and helpful manner. I am in no doubt that we would not have this wonderful facility for farmers and their families without Diana's support”.
On hearing her award, Diana’s response, “…I am absolutely overwhelmed. The work I do is an absolute privilege and an honour. I just happen to be in the right place, at the right time, it’s no more than that really. Thank you so very much.”
The honour is all ours Diana, thank you for being our Frome Country Hero of 2021.