Community hospital inpatient services

Our 12 community inpatient wards provide specialist services across Somerset for adult patients who need 24 hour inpatient care for a combination of medical and physical needs.

If you are admitted to one of our community inpatient wards, you may have been transferred from a district general hospital because you still need some hospital care before go home. Your health may have worsened because of a long-term condition or you may need medical, physical or specialist rehabilitation.

Two of our inpatient wards (at Williton and South Petherton community hospitals) provide a countywide stroke rehabilitation service where you may go following a stroke or a brain injury. Our inpatient wards at Bridgwater and West Mendip community hospitals also offer a countywide service for short term rehabilitation as part of our Home First service. Our community inpatient wards can also care for patients at the end of their lives.

Our community inpatient service is provided across Somerset – locations are listed below and you can read more detail in the Wards section of our site.

Waverly Ward, Bridgwater Community Hospital

Bridgwater Community Hospital
Bower Lane

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

Burnham-on-Sea Ward, Burnham on Sea War Memorial Hospital

Burnham-on-Sea War Memorial Hospital
6 Love Lane
Burnham on Sea

General enquiries 01278 773100

Crewkene Ward, Crewkerne Community Hospital

Crewkerne Community Hospital
Middle Path
TA18 8BG

General enquiries 01460 72491

Marshfield Ward, Frome Community Hospital

Frome Community Hospital
Enos Way
BA11 2FH

General enquiries 01373 454740

Exmoor Ward, Minehead Community Hospital

Minehead Community Hospital
Luttrell Way
TA24 6DF

General enquiries 01643 701701

Fosse Ward, Shepton Mallet Community Hospital

Shepton Mallet Community Hospital
Bucklers Way
Old Wells Road
Shepton Mallet

General enquiries 01749 342931

Mary Robertson Ward, South Petherton Community Hospital

South Petherton Community Hospital
Bernard Way
South Petherton
TA13 5EF

General enquiries 01460 243000

Wellington Ward, Wellington Community Hospital

Wellington Community Hospital
TA21 8QQ

General enquiries 01823 662663

Cathedral Ward and Abbey Ward, West Mendip Community Hospital

West Mendip Community Hospital
Old Wells Road

General enquiries 01458 836450

Meadow Ward, Williton Community Hospital

Williton Community Hospital
North Road

General enquiries 01984 635600

Hadspen Ward, Wincanton Community Hospital

Wincanton Community Hospital
Dancing Lane

General enquiries 01963 828444

Alternatives to community inpatient services

We also deliver a range of alternative services to support patients in their own homes so you can leave hospital earlier or avoid going in the first place. Our Rapid Response Service provides care in the community for frail elderly people, has supported more than 1,000 people to stay in their own homes in its first year. Home First which supports patients to leave hospital either by providing care at home, in a residential or nursing home or in a community hospital bed, has helped 5,000 people to get home from hospital faster.