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Gloucestershire Care Services provides a wide range of high quality community health services for the community of Gloucestershire.

To find out about these services please choose from the links below.

Vale Community Hospital

Vale Community Hospital is a new, purpose-built hospital in Dursley.  It offers 24 hour nursing care in 20 inpatient beds, supported by local GPs, Minor Injuries Unit, a range of outpatient clinics and x-ray facilities.

The hospital is led by the Matron, Carol Grimsdale, who is responsible for both The Vale Community Hospital, Dursley  and Stroud General Hospital.

Opening times

Minor injuries unit: from 10am until 6pm.

Please note, although MIU services will continue to run at the Vale Community Hospital seven days a week, opening times have been temporarily changed to 10.00am to 6.00pm until July 2014.

The GP out of hours service can be contacted on 0300 421 0220

For inpatients

We aim to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible. If you have any questions or concerns during your stay in hospital please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff.

Meal times

The catering department provides choices for patients with specific dietary, religious and ethnic needs. If you have special dietary requirements you should let the nursing staff know when you are admitted.

Meal times are:
Breakfast 8.00 – 8.30am
Lunch 12.15 – 1.15pm
Supper 5.00 – 6.00pm

Drinks and biscuits are brought round morning and afternoon and hot drinks and snacks are provided in the evening, after supper.  

Water is available at all times and will be brought to you.  

Visiting times

Visiting times are:
1.00 - 5.00pm   6.45 pm - 8.00pm

We have protected meal times when visitors are not permitted, but if you would like to support your relative or friend at mealtimes please speak with the nurse in charge.

If you have any  other questions regarding visiting please speak with the ward sister. If you need medication when you leave Hospital, We can issue a special prescription to be collected from the surgery or Stroud Hospital will deliver any medicines to the ward before your discharge

Diagnostic facilities

X-ray department: open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9am - 5pm

The x-ray department is staffed by dedicated radiographers. The x-ray department is open on the above days for appointments and also supports the wards, Minor Injuries unit and outpatients as required.

Appointments are required for all x-rays, requested buy GPs. To arrange an x-ray appointment call 0300 421 8024.

Other information

Patients who are rehabilitating will be encouraged to get dressed so we would advise you to bring clothes that can be put on easily e.g. pull-on track suit bottoms and skirts with elasticated waistbands.

Space for storing personal property is limited, so it would be helpful if this could be kept to a minimum. We are unable to wash patients clothing and will leave this for relatives to take home. Anything that is soiled will be clearly labelled.

We know that family and friends may want to bring in treats for patients.  We don’t have space to store patients’ own food in our refrigerator, so please speak to a member of staff before bringing items which need chilling into the hospital.

Therapists at the Hospital

There are occupational therapy and physiotherapy teams based at the hospital working with inpatients and outpatients


Our department offers a friendly and experienced nursing and administration team who run and support clinics each day for the local population. Depending on how many patients need to attend a clinic, these may be run weekly or once or twice a month. Our clinics include:

  • Surgical
  • Orthopaedic
  • Elderly Care
  • Gynaecological
  • Gastroenterology
  • Paediatric
  • ENT Psychiatry

    If appropriate for your needs, Vale Community Hospital is available for you to choose through the Choose and Book system.

  • Religious and spiritual needs

    Chaplains visit the Hospital regularly, but will also attend on request. If you have another faith, please just ask the nurse who will arrange a visit for you from a leader of our own faith.

    If you have any other religious or spiritual needs, please make your nurse aware of them. We also encourage you to inform your own religious or spiritual leader that you are coming into hospital

    Voluntary sector links

    Vale Community Hospital has an active League of Friends. For more information, please visit their website

    You can also read more about how to volunteer with us  


    Contact Details

    The Vale Hospital, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 4BA
    0300 421 8494
    Contact details
    Matron: Carol Grimsdale (Secretary: Dawn Williams)