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Address: Tewkesbury Hospital, Barton Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5GJ

Matron: Julie Ellery

Tewkesbury Community 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 twelve from 8am until 8pm.

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.

Opening times are:

Monday to Friday                     9am to 5pm
Weekends                                closed                         

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 422 3009

The hospital has a phlebotomy (blood) service open between 8:30pm and 12:30pm to patients attending at their GPs request.

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 6151

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 8.30am
Lunch 12.30pm
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


Visiting times are:
10.30am – 12pm
2pm – 7pm

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

Tewkesbury Hospital has an active Leeague of Friends. For more information please contact the chairman, Peter Aldridge, via the hospital secretary on 0300 421 6100, or by email tewkesburyhospitalfriends@hotmail.com

Day Theatre services

The dedicated day surgery unit provides local access to surgery carried out by consultants from the large Hospitals at Gloucester or Cheltenham. Services offered include:

  • Ophthalmic (eye surgery, cataracts)
  • Trauma and orthopaedics
  • General surgery
  • Urology
  • Family Planning (run by Marie Stopes)
  • Podiatry