Last week the Trust announced that the community hospital beds in Shepton Mallet and in Chard, will be moved to other local hospitals by the end of October 2017, to make sure enough staff are available for patients during winter. Nursing staff will move with the hospital beds and then the two inpatient wards will be temporarily closed. All other services provided at each community hospital, including the minor injury units and outpatient clinics, will remain in place and operate as usual.
Drop in sessions have been arranged in Chard and Shepton Mallet on Friday 20 October 2017. Senior staff will be available to explain this decision and to listen to views about what we are doing.
Timing: 11am – 7pm for both events.
Venue for Shepton Mallet drop-in event: Council Chambers at Mendip District Council Offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton
Venue for Chard drop-in event: Chard Council Offices, The Guildhall, Fore Street, Chard