Parkside - Private Patients Unit

Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

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Musgrove Park Hospital

Parkfield Dr, Taunton, TA1 5DA, United Kingdom

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Parkside – Private Patient Unit

Parkside is Musgrove Park Hospital’s private healthcare facility. At Parkside you are treated like a guest, and we do everything we can to make your time with us a calm and pleasant one.

We have 12 bedrooms – all airy, spacious and smartly decorated to the modern standards that you would expect. This means that we can offer a personal service to you and your visitors.

Your Parkside experience begins when you arrive at Parkside. You can park in our dedicated car park right outside the front door, free of charge.

Our modern reception, which has recently been redecorated, is light and airy and you will be offered refreshments by the member of our team who welcomes you. In addition to our bedrooms, we also have a consulting room where you may come to meet with your consultant or for your pre-operative assessment.

At Parkside we love food, and our team of chefs offer a varied and tasty menu, which our patients help us choose, sourced from local ingredients. We prioritise your health over all things, which is why you are here.

At Parkside your care will be consultant led. This means that you will see your consultant daily and you can trust that all decisions regarding your care will be made by your consultant.

Whilst staying at Parkside, you will be cared for by an excellent and experienced team of multi-disciplinary nurses who are dedicated to helping you make a speedy and successful recovery.


You also have the comfort and reassurance of knowing that you have all of the back up support and services, such as intensive and high dependency care, which come from being part of a leading NHS hospital on hand, just in case you need them.


Our Facilities

Whilst Parkside is part of Musgrove Park Hospital, a leading NHS Foundation Trust, you might be forgiven for thinking you were in a hotel.

Our twelve en-suite bedrooms are modern, spacious and airy whilst assuring you of the privacy and peace that you need to recover.

When you stay with us, you will enjoy:

  • Telephone with free local calls
  • Freeview television
  • Free WIFI access
  • Complimentary newspapers each day
  • Free parking right outside the front door
  • Open visiting hours.

We are particularly proud of our food. At Parkside we have our own kitchen and dedicated team of chefs who take great pride in preparing delicious meals made from the finest local ingredients. So, you needn’t miss out on your Sunday roast, or your homemade biscuits. Your visitors are also welcome to dine with you, for a small charge.

All of our team – from our receptionist, office staff, cleaners, nurses, healthcare assistants and chefs – are based on Parkside.  Experienced in meeting and exceeding the expectations of private patients we are all committed to making your time at Parkside the very best that it can be.


Most patients coming to Parkside are referred by their GP, who will write a letter to Parkside or directly to a specific consultant asking us to see you. Some treatments and services do not require a referral from your GP, or you can be referred by another professional such as a dentist or optician.

If you are unsure, please give our admissions team a call on 01823 342019 and we would be delighted to confirm whether you need a referral letter.

To refer you to Parkside, the GP or other professional providing a referral simply needs to email us a letter with your details and a brief summary of your condition to parkside@somersetft.nhs.uk, and we’ll take it from there.