Our 12 community inpatient wards provide specialist services across Somerset for adult patients who need 24 hour inpatient care for a combination of medical and physical needs.
If you are admitted to one of our community inpatient wards, you may have been transferred from a district general hospital because you still need some hospital care before go home. Your health may have worsened because of a long-term condition or you may need medical, physical or specialist rehabilitation.
Two of our inpatient wards (at Williton and South Petherton community hospitals) provide a countywide stroke rehabilitation service where you may go following a stroke or a brain injury. Our inpatient wards at Bridgwater and West Mendip community hospitals also offer a countywide service for short term rehabilitation as part of our Home First service (can we hyperlink to Home First pages). Our community inpatient wards can also care for patients at the end of their lives.
Our community inpatient service is provided across Somerset – locations are listed below and you can read more detail in the Wards section of our site.
Bridgwater Community Hospital
General enquiries 01278 436 555
(this phone is staffed from 08:00 to 21:00 seven days a week)
Burnham on Sea War Memorial Hospital
6 Love Lane
Burnham on Sea
General enquiries 01278 773100
Crewkerne Community Hospital
General enquiries 01460 72491
Frome Community Hospital
General enquiries 01373 454740
Minehead Community Hospital
General enquiries 01643 701701
Shepton Mallet Community Hospital
Old Wells Road
General enquiries 01749 342931
South Petherton Community Hospital
General enquiries 01460 243000
Wellington Community Hospital
General enquiries 01823 662663
West Mendip Community Hospital
Old Wells Road
General enquiries 01458 836450
Williton Community Hospital
General enquiries 01984 635600
Wincanton Community Hospital
General enquiries 01963 828444
Alternatives to community inpatient services
We also deliver a range of alternative services to support patients in their own homes so you can leave hospital earlier or avoid going in the first place. Our Rapid Response Service provides care in the community for frail elderly people, has supported more than 1,000 people to stay in their own homes in its first year. Home First which supports patients to leave hospital either by providing care at home, in a residential or nursing home or in a community hospital bed, has helped 5,000 people to get home from hospital faster.