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 timesX-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.
Minor injuries unit: from 8am until 8pm
The GP out of hours service can be contacted on 0300 421 0220
Meal timesThe 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 timesVisiting 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
Other informationPatients 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.
OutpatientsOur 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:
If appropriate for your needs, Vale Community Hospital is available for you to choose through the Choose and Book system.
Religious and spiritual needsChaplains 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