The nearest local Accident & Emergency departments are:
Whitchurch Community Hospital
Summary of services provided at this hospital
The hospital provides in-patient services for local patients who need hospital care but do not need to be in an acute (main) hospital. On the rehabilitation ward, there are 32 beds for rehabilitation and palliative care for patients aged over 18. GPs may admit people to these beds and they are also available for the transfer of patients from acute hospitals for rehabilitation.
The hospital also offers the following services:
- Community Midwifery
- Minor Injuries Unit
- Occupational Therapy
- Outpatients clinics
- Phlebotomy (blood tests)
- Rehabilitation Ward
- Speech and language therapy
The following outpatient services are also provided:
- Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
- General medicine
To access all hospital services please report to the main hospital reception desk.
What to bring with you to a clinic or overnight hospital stay
If you are an outpatient, it would be helpful for you to bring the following items with you to your appointment:
- Glasses and prescription for an ophthalmology appointment
- List of medication
- Relevant paperwork
- Specimen (if asked)
For patients who meet the criteria to claim travel expenses, please bring the correct documentation.
If you are an in-patient you will need to bring the following items with you for an overnight stay:
- Any medicines you are already taking
- Day and night clothes
- Dentures, if worn
- Mobility aid, if used
Information for patients and visitors
Patient health, safety and wellbeing
Please help us to protect our patients. If you have any symptoms including diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea, raised temperature, headache or aching limbs, please do not visit the hospital until you have been free of symptoms for 48 hours.
Please ensure you use the hand gel provided on entering and leaving wards and departments.
Within the hospital there are several noticeboards with patient information available and there are also TV displays in the out-patient department.
Daily visiting times (including weekends) are:
- 14:00 - 15:30
- 18:30 - 20:00
Quiet rooms are available for patient use if required. We also have a Chaplaincy service available.
The Beechtree Community Centre is run by Whitchurch Community Services Association and is located on the hospital site. For more information, please visit www.beechtreecentre.org.
The hospital has a free car park for visitors.
Meals and catering
The hospital offers in-patients an excellent choice of traditional food cooked fresh on site and snacks are available 24 hours per day. Special diets are catered for on request. Snacks and drinks are available on site from vending machines for visitors.
A trolley with sweets, squashes and toiletries visits the ward every Tuesday and Saturday.
- Breakfast: 08.00 - 09.00
- Lunch: 12.30 - 13.30
- Tea: 17.00 - 18.00
The hospital has protected mealtimes that protect patients from unnecessary and avoidable interruptions. This helps to enable our staff to provide patients with support and assistance with meals - placing the patients' mealtimes as a priority in their day.
Please be aware that visitors should avoid visiting friends and relatives during these times.
Single sex accommodation
The Rehabilitation in-patient ward has same-sex accommodation including bathrooms.
Services we do not offer
We currently do not offer:
- Accident and Emergency
- Chemotherapy services
- Renal dialysis
- 24-hour Minor Injuries Service
Frequently asked questions
- Is your minor injuries unit open 24 hours?
Please be aware that the minor injury unit is not open 24 hours (hours of operation are provided in the 'MIU information' box)
- When are the hospital opening times?
The main reception desk opening times:
Monday to Friday 08:30- 17:00
The rehabilitation ward is open seven days a week
- When are the hospital visiting times?
Monday to Sunday, 14:00 - 15:30 and 18:30 - 20:00
- When are the phlebotomy opening times?
The phlebotomy service is open Monday to Friday 09:20 – 12:00
- Where is the nearest pharmacy?
Pharmacies are available at:
Green End Pharmacy
11-13 Green End
Telephone: 01948 662109
Boots Uk Ltd
10-12 Watergate Street
Telephone: 01948 662060
14a Green End
Telephone: 01948 667078
L Rowland & Co Ltd
11 High Street
Telephone: 01948 662813