Dilke smallOur Trust runs seven community hospitals with in-patient facilities. Our seven community hospitals across Gloucestershire provide a range of services for people of all ages 365 days a year.

Each hospital is led by a matron working with a highly-skilled and dedicated team who have specialised knowledge in many different areas to provide you with the best possible service and care.

Free on-site parking is available at all of our community hospitals, including dedicated disabled spaces and all sites are accessible for people with disabilities. Baby changing facilities are provided and we also welcome women who are breastfeeding.

Each of our community hospitals is supported by a dedicated group of volunteers who work with their local hospital to support them. Many hospitals have either a League of Friends or Friends of the hospital, who have provided equipment, fundraising and invaluable support.

Our Trust also runs George Moore Community Clinic, in Bourton-on-the-Water, and Fairford Hospital, in Fairford, which provide out-patient services.

Uniforms guide

To help you understand who is who in our community hospitals, here is a handy guide to some of the most common uniforms you will see during a stay or visit.

pdfA Quick Guide to Hospital Uniforms

Hotel Services

Every day we provide our patients with a multi-choice menu, giving care and attention to the quality of the food we serve. Wherever possible, food products are locally sourced. Food hygiene is paramount and colleagues are trained in line with their roles within the organisation. Regular inspections internally and externally are undertaken by appropriately qualified staff and local environmental health practitioners, with scores awarded to each site.

Cleanliness is taken very seriously by dedicated teams of housekeepers who work to achieve the national standards of cleanliness (2007). Regular technical audits and inspections are undertaken by head housekeepers, managers and matrons to ensure high standards are maintained throughout the organisation. Housekeepers also work alongside the infection, prevention and control team and nursing colleagues to ensure healthcare associated infections are reduced.

To support clinical and non-clinical colleagues, a team of porters carry out duties to ensure patients receive clean laundry, food and numerous other tasks.

Accomodation standards

Our hospitals are 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.

We have the necessary facilities, resources and culture to ensure that patients who are admitted to our hospitals will only share the room where they sleep with members of the same sex. Same-sex toilets and bathrooms will be close to their bed or sleeping areas. Sharing with members of the opposite sex will only happen when clinically necessary, for example, where patients need specialist equipment such as in the recovery unit attached to theatres and procedure rooms or, when patients actively choose to share.

If our care should fall short of the required standard then it will be reported. We will also set up an audit mechanism to make sure that we do not misclassify any of our reports. We will publish the results of that audit within our Quality Account.