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Shepton Mallet Community Hospital

Shepton Mallet 300Shepton Mallet Community Hospital
Bucklers Way
Old Wells Road
Shepton Mallet


General enquiries 01749 342931


Shepton Mallet Community Hospital has 17 inpatient beds, 8 of these beds are dedicated to specialist inpatient stroke rehabilitation.  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 a nurse led Minor Injuries Unit. For more information about opening times please visit our Minor Injuries Unit webpage.


The hospital has two wards, Fosse Ward and Kearton 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.


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


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


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

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A37 into centre of Shepton Mallet.  Take B3136 signpost to Glastonbury just passed the King William Inn take right turning signpost to Wells. Take second turning on the right into St Peters Road, take second turning on the left into Bucklers Road.  The hospital is on the right and the Treatment Centre can be seen on the left.

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


 Ward Visiting times
 Fosse Ward 14.00 - 16.00 and 18.00 - 20.00
 Kearton Ward 14.00 - 16.00 and 18.00 - 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  01749 342931


 DepartmentTelephone number 
 Matron 01749 341103
 Fosse Ward 01749 341104
 Kearton Ward 01749 341143
 Rehabilitation Service 01749 347030
 Physiotherapy 01749 341105
 Maternity Unit 01749 342378
 Minor Injuries Unit 01749 342931 ext 101
 X-ray 01749 342931 ext 116

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


Consultants - Audiology, Dermatology, Cardiology-Echos, Cardiology-Rapid Access Chest Pain, Musculosketal-Spines, TIA, Dermatology, ENT, General Medicine, Geriatric, Gynaecology , Ophthalmology, Prostate Assessment, Urology, Orthotics, Diabetes, Stroke Interface and Paediatrics .


Specialist  Nurses - Diabetes, Stroke, School Screening, Child Health, Child Hearing, Continence, COPD, Lymphodema, MS, Occupational Health, School Health and Speech and Language .


Therapists - Speech and Language Therapy, Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Therapy .


Day Care Services - Blood Transfusions, IV Medication, Balance and Safety assessments and classes, Multi-Disciplinary Assessments, support for Long Term Conditions, Venesection and 24 hr Blood Pressure Monitoring.