Clevedon Community Hospital
What is the service?
Clevedon Community Hospital was opened in 1874 and looks and feels quite different to a large modern city hospital. Previously, Clevedon Community Hospital was frequently used for respite and convalescence. It now focuses on delivering pro-active rehabilitation services and the prevention of acute hospital admission.
Clevedon Community Hospital offers care for non-acute patients requiring nursing, medical attention and therapy to recover from an episode of illness or a medical intervention.
There is no permanent on site 24 hour medical cover at Clevedon Community Hospital. The Doctors from the Clevedon GP Practices visit regularly throughout the weekdays. During evenings, overnight, bank holidays and weekends we access medical care through the North Somerset GP Out Of Hours Service.
A Specialist Consultant is also available on a weekly basis to advise patients about their care. Patients may also need the services of other professionals such as Physiotherapists or Occupational Therapists. These are available as needed and, if appropriate, these services will continue after patients have been discharged.
Patient rehabilitation at Clevedon Community Hospital
The ethos of Clevedon Community Hospital is one of rehabilitation. Our philosophy is one of assistance and guidance in preparation for patients returning home after a period of illness.
To enable this, patients will, if appropriate, be encouraged to take part in an individualised rehabilitation programme that has been agreed between the patient and their families and carers and the hospital staff.
It is expected that the patient will work towards an estimated discharge date. The activities during the day will reflect this. From the moment they wake up, individuals will be encouraged to take an active part in their rehabilitation.
All activities will be established following assessment by a therapist. The patient will then be able to participate with the help of a Generic Support Worker who has been assigned to them.
Rehabilitation will take place both on the ward and in the dedicated Therapy Rehabilitation area. Outdoor activities will also take place if appropriate.
How do I access Clevedon Community Hospital?
The hospital is based in Clevedon and access to this service is through the patients GP or through a clinician from an Acute Trust.
How do I contact Clevedon Community Hospital?
Access to this service will be through your GP surgery or a clinician from an Acute Trust.
Clevedon Community Hospital Switchboard: 01275 872212
What are the visiting hours at Clevedon Community Hospital?
Visiting times are:
15:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 20:00
Minor Injury Unit
For more information about the Minor Injury Unit at Clevedon Community Hospital please click here
The staff at Clevedon Community Hospital will:
- Work with all health and social care professionals to assist patients to become as well and independent as possible.
- Assist those who need the specialist peace and dignity required at the end of life.
- Work towards a plan for discharge as quickly and safely as appropriate.
- Listen to patients' wishes and the wishes of those who care about them.
Delivering Single Sex Accomodation
Clevedon Community Hospital is compliant with the Government's requirement to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation, except when it is in the patient's overall best interest, or reflects their personal choice. Declaration of compliance