Bridgwater Community Hospital

Bridgwater Community Hospital 
Bower Lane
Bridgwater
TA6 4GU

General enquiries 01278 436 555
(this phone is staffed from 08:00 to 21:00 seven days a week)

Bridgwater Community Hospital has 30 inpatient beds. There is a doctor on the ward Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm for Inpatient care. Nurses’, therapists and a range of other professionals support patients during their hospital stay and 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 one ward, Waverley Ward. The Trust complies with the Government’s requirement to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation. While it is possible that there may be both male and female patients on the ward, they will not share the same 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 Bridgwater Hospital.

 

Directions

FROM TAUNTON (M5) - Leaving the motorway at junction 23 turn left. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit to Glastonbury. Up over Puriton Hill and at set of traffic lights turn right on A39 towards Bridgwater. At 1st roundabout turn left and then left again an mini roundabout into the hospital

FROM STREET (A39) – Continue into Bridgwater – set of traffic lights bear left towards Bridgwater. At 1st roundabout turn left and then left again an mini roundabout into the hospital

FROM HIGHBRIDGE (A38) - Continue into Bridgwater at the first roundabout turn left towards Kingsdown, drive through the housing estate turn left at the set of traffic lights. At next roundabout turn right and then left again an mini roundabout into the hospital

FROM MINEHEAD (A39) - Entering Bridgwater from Williton/Minehead at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the Northern Distributor Road. Continue along this road through the 1st and 2nd set of traffic lights; turn left at the 3rd set of traffic lights. Continue until T junction, turn left onto the A38 at the 1st roundabout take the 2nd exit and the 2nd exit at the next roundabout towards Kingsdown, and drive through the housing estate turn left at the set of traffic lights. At next roundabout turn right and then left again at mini roundabout into the hospital

FROM WESTONZOYLAND (A372) - Drive towards Bridgwater along the Westonzoyland Road turn right into Bower Lane, continue along Bower Lane and take 3rd exit on mini roundabout into the hospital. 


BRIDGWATER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL LEAGUE OF FRIENDS

The League of Friends was founded on 23rd November 1955 when there were three hospitals in Bridgwater. The Bridgwater Hospital was in Salmon Parade, Northgate Lodge (later known as Blake Hospital) was in Northgate and the Mary Stanley Nursing Home was in Castle Street.

The first presentations made by the League were in October 1956 and took the form of two Parker Knoll chairs (costing the princely sum of £12 each) for Bridgwater Hospital, two angle-poise lamps (£10 each) for Northgate and two Parker Knoll wheeled armchairs (£13 each) for Mary Stanley. From a total spend of £70 in 1956, 2017 saw the League purchase equipment for the hospital costing over £24,000. Since those first donations, well over £637,000 has been raised and spent on equipment for the benefit of Bridgwater hospitals.

The League also supports patients by providing a trolley service on a regular basis and giving a Christmas present to every patient who is in hospital over the Christmas period. Over the years all three of the old Bridgwater hospitals closed being replaced in 2015 by the new Bridgwater Community Hospital on Bower Lane.

The League is now based at the hospital and has a current membership of 18 who meet monthly to plan and discuss League activities. Funds are raised from occasional legacies and donations including those in memory of former patients of the hospital. In addition the League organises Summer Fayres, Winter Fetes, Auction of Promises, Coffee Mornings, Quiz Nights and Horse Racing Nights etc. We are grateful to local business and individuals for their support and to the local traders who have our collection tins on their premises.

The League sells its own Christmas Cards and these are available from Hospital Departments starting the middle of October and later at the Blackmore Farm Shop in Cannington.

All members of the League are volunteers and receive no payment for their time or expertise. Funds are raised solely for the benefit of Bridgwater Hospital and are not diverted to other parts of the NHS or to any other organisation.

For more information contact Mary Porter, Chair, telephone 01278 450827 or any correspondence can be posted to the hospital.