Dilke smallCall: 0300 421 8640
Address: Dilke Memorial Hospital, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 3HX

Matron: Cheryl Haswell

Dilke Memorial Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient services, a Minor Injuries Unit and X-ray and ultrasound services, occupational therapy and physiotherapy.

Minor Injuries Unit

The Minor Injuries Unit is open from 8am to 11pm.

The unit is staffed by specialist Nurses known as Emergency Nurse Practitioners with support from medical staff and GPs as required.

Contact details are available on the Minor Injuries Unit page here.

For Ouf of Hours services please call NHS 111.

In an emergency please call 999.

Outpatients

Our department offers a friendly and experienced nursing and administration team which runs and supports clinics each day for the local community.

The frequency of individual clinics will vary depending on demand.

Diagnostic facilities

The x-ray department is staffed by dedicated radiographers.

It is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and from 9am to 4pm on Friday (closed each day 12.30pm to 1.30pm).

The x-ray department supports the wards, Minor Injuries Unit and outpatients clinics as required. It is also open available for appointments - please note that these can not be booked by members of the public.

Contact details:
X-Ray: 0300 421 8696

Ultrasound is also available, all bookings are made via Gloucester Royal Hospital tel: 0300 422 6536

Inpatients


We aim to make each person's stay with us as comfortable as possible. If you have any questions or concerns during your stay or visit please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the ward team.

Ward telephone number
0300 421 8656

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

We have “protected” mealtimes, and operate a strictly no visiting policy during these times. However, if you would like to assist your family member or friend with eating, please discuss this with the nurse in charge.

Meal times are:
Breakfast 8.00am
Lunch Noon
Supper 5.00pm

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 for inpatients


1.30pm - 5pm
6pm - 8.30pm

If you need to visit at a different time, please speak to the ward manager prior to your visit and they will help make suitable arrangements.

Inpatients: additional 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, such as track-suit or jogging bottoms or skirts with elasticated waistbands.

Storage space for personal property is limited, so it is helpful if this is 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 do not have space to store patients’ own food in our refrigerator, so please speak to a member of staff before bringing items which need chilling.

Religious and spiritual needs

Please talk to the ward staff about any religious or spiritual requirements.

You may also wish to inform your own religious or spiritual leader that you are coming into hospital.

Therapists at the hospital

There are Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy teams based at the Hospital working with inpatients and outpatients.

Volunteers

If you are interested in becoming a hospital volunteer please follow this link on volunteering with the Trust.

League of Friends

The League of Friends for Dilke Memorial Hospital support the hospital by fundraising and supporting new projects. For further information, please see their website www.lofdilkehospital.org.uk