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Supporting patients who need to stay in hospital.


About the service

North Somerset Community Hospital opened its doors in 1874 and provides inpatient care, outpatients clinics and a Minor Injury Unit. The hospital looks and feels quite different to a large modern city hospital and in the past has been used for respite and convalescence. We now focus on delivering proactive rehabilitation services to aid discharge and prevent hospital admission.

Friends of North Somerset Community Hospital

We are proud to be supported by Friends of North Somerset Community Hospital.

Friends of North Somerset Community Hospital are a small, local registered charity which helps patients and staff. You can find further information, including how to support Friends, here.

Ambulatory Ward

What is the Ambulatory Ward?

The Ambulatory Ward, which operates from the ground floor within North Somerset Community Hospital offers a variety of day case treatments. This service can be accessed by a referral from your GP or other healthcare professional.

There are five comfortable chairs in the ward where patients can receive treatment. The treatments currently available include IV antibiotics for infections which haven't responded to oral antibiotics. Commonly seen infections include: cellulitis, Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and chest infections. Other treatments currently offered include blood tranfusions and PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters) maintenance.

The Ambulatory Ward is accessible through the main front door of the hospital. The ward is run by a team of registered nurses and healthcare assistants.

Who is the Ambulatory Ward for?

The Ambulatory Ward is available to all adults over the age of 18. Patients are required to be independently mobile or require minimal assistance, e.g., a walking aid or with the assistance of one other person. We are able to arrange and provide transport if required.

How do I access the Ambulatory Ward?

The Ambulatory Ward runs on an appointment basis. When a referral is received from a GP or other healthcare practitioner we aim to make contact with the patient directly on the same day.

What are the Ambulatory Ward opening hours and where is it located?

The Ambulatory Ward is located in the main inpatient building. Opening times are 8.30am - 10pm 365 days a year.

Patients attending the Ambulatory Ward are welcome to bring a friend or family member with them. There is a waiting room for times when the ward is busy.

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Contact us

North Somerset Community Hospital Old Street Clevedon North Somerset BS21 6BS
  • 01275 872212
  • Opening hours: Visiting times: You are welcome to visit anytime between 10.00 and 20.00 but please be aware that the person you are visiting may be engaged in a rehabilitation activity or an exercise session and you may be required to wait.

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