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
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
The Rehabilitation in-patient ward has single sex accommodation including bathrooms.
Quiet rooms are available for patient use if required and we also have a Chaplaincy service available.
Whitchurch 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.
Mealtimes are as follows:
- Breakfast: 08:00 - 09:00
- Lunch: 12:30 - 13:30
- Tea: 17:00 – 18:00
The hospital has protected mealtimes during which visits are not allowed.
A trolley with sweets, squashes and toiletries visits the ward every Tuesday and Saturday.
Please help us to protect our patients. If you have any symptoms including diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea, raised temperature, headache and aching limbs, please do not visit the hospital until you have been free of symptoms for 48 hours.
At all times please ensure you use the hand gel provided on entering and exiting ward’s and departments
Hospital visiting times are as follows:
- 14:00 - 15:30
- 18:30 - 20:00
It is preferable that there are only two visitors at the bedside at any one time. However there is a day room, reception area and conservatory, as well as the grounds in the summer, and visitors can take patients there as long as they are mobile or able to sit in a wheelchair.
The hospital has a free car park for visitors.
Within the hospital there are several noticeboards with patient information available and there are also TV displays in the out-patient department.
The Beechtree Community Centre is run by Whitchurch Community Services Association and is located on the hospital site. For more information visit www.beechtreecentre.org
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?
No, the Minor Injuries Department is currently open Monday to Friday from 09:00 - 17:00
- 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