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Dene Barton Community Hospital

Dene Barton 300Dene Barton Community Hospital
Dene Road
Cotford St Luke


General enquiries 01823 431930


Dene Barton Community Hospital has 39 inpatient beds.  There is a team of doctors, nurses and therapists who support patients during their hospital stay and who deliver personalised care in line with an agreed care plan.


The hospital has two wards, Lydeard Ward and Luke Ward. The Trust complies with the Government's requirement to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation. While it is possible that there may be both men and women patients on the ward, they will not share the sleeping area. For more information about same sex accommodation in our hospitals please visit our webpage.


 Musgrove Park Hospital is providing a neurological rehabilitation service from Lydeard Ward from 1 June 2015.


You can find more useful information for patients and visitors by downloading our booklet, Welcome to Dene Barton Hospital.


Please click the tabs below for more information about visiting times and directions.


The Friends of Dene Barton

The Friends of Dene Barton are an independent charity.  For information see their website or contact the Chairman Allan Sutton on 01823 432157.



  • Maps and Directions
  • Visiting Times
  • Direct Numbers
  • Facilities

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By car - Leave Taunton on B3227 travelling via Norton Fitzwarren towards Wiveliscombe.  Pass Wey House Nursing Home on your right then take the next right turn at the bottom of the dip in the road signposted Cotford St Luke.  After a short distance turn right into Dene Road.  The hospital will be found at the top of the hill on the right.


By Bus - There is a regular bus service to Cotford St Luke. Timetables are available at Reception.  The hospital is a short uphill walk from the bus stop and visitors arriving on foot are encouraged to use the staff entrance to the hospital.

Please phone the ward for further information about visiting and the number of visitors allowed.


 Ward Visiting times
 Luke Ward 14.30 - 16.30 and 18.30 - 20.00
 Lydeard Ward 14.30 - 16.30 and 18.30 - 20.00

When contacting a particular ward or department, you should always use the direct telephone numbers listed on this page.


Main switchboard number is  01823 431930


 DepartmentTelephone number 
 Main reception 01823 431930
 Luke Ward 01823 431932
 - Patient phone (incoming calls only) 01823 431933
 Matron 01823 431967
 Outpatients Department 01823 431961
 Physio/Occupational Therapists 01823 431951
 Social Workers Department 01823 433158

In addition to the inpatient services at the hospital we provide outpatient clinics for a wide range of specialties.  These include:


Consultants - Care of Older People, Stroke and Neurology


Specialist  Nurses - Respiratory, Parkinsons Disease, MS and Pain


Therapists - Speech & Language Therapy, Physiotherapy and Musculoskeletal Interface Service


Day Care Services - Balance and Safety assessments and classes, Cardiac Rehabilitation assessment and clases