Yeovil District Hospital

Telephone: 01935 475122
Address: Higher Kingston, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4AT
Website: http://www.yeovilhospital.nhs.uk/

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 102 ratings for this hospital

Overview

Yeovil District Hospital

Yeovil District Hospital in Yeovil town centre has good road and rail links and is close to facilities, but retains the feel of the rural setting. All services are provided on one easily accessible site.

The Trust provides a full range of services, with particular emphasis on enhancing patient recovery times through keyhole techniques and day surgery procedures.

Yeovil District Hospital has an excellent reputation and is consistently rated as being in the top ten of healthcare employers in the country. The Trust employs about 2,200 staff.

At Yeovil District Hospital we promise to treat all patients as Individuals and to provide clear and effective Communication and an open, polite and professional Attitude at all times; Respect for patients, carers and staff and a clean, safe and friendly Environment – this is our iCARE promise.

We provide acute care for a population of about 185,000 mostly in south Somerset, North and West Dorset and parts of Mendip. The hospital has 345 beds and a private patients’ wing.

Each year, we see around 20,000 emergency admissions, 3,500 elective admissions, and 18,000 day cases. More than 40,000 people attend our accident and emergency department each year, our maternity department delivers nearly 2,000 babies, and our intensive care unit looks after many hundreds of people.

Yeovil District Hospital has a long-established and excellent reputation for the high quality of its research activity. Our achievements in research have raised the profile of YDH, attracting both national and international interest, and have demonstrated that a district general hospital can make a major contribution to the national research agenda. Yeovil District Hospital is the second best small acute trust in the country when it comes to its research activities and it has recently achieved the second highest uptake in the world in a stroke trial.

Quality Account 2012/13

Contact details, map and directions

Yeovil District Hospital

Tel: 01935 475122   Fax: 01935 426850

Address: Higher Kingston, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4AT

Website: http://www.yeovilhospital.nhs.uk/

Email: communications@ydh.nhs.uk

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Quality of service at Yeovil District Hospital

This hospital is managed by Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Care Quality Commission Inspection Ratings

% of registered nurse day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

97% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

% of Unregistered care staff day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

104% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

% of registered nurse night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

97% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

% of Unregistered care staff night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

99% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

Friends and Family Test: Inpatient

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 210 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

91%Patients recommend this hospital. 219 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

74% of staff would recommend this organisation as a place to be treated. 481 responses. 2001 staff work at this organisation.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

59% of staff would recommend this organisation as a place to work. 481 responses. 2001 staff work at this trust.

Some services at this hospital are provided by other trusts. See the full list of departments for more information.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Such good attention when I needed it.

I had suffered a heart attack out walking but failed to recognise it as such. It was several days before I made an appointment to see my ...

2 March 2015

Cant get a follow up appointment

Got a letter from ophthalmology department in November saying they were sorry I was being delayed getting my appointment, its now march a...

2 March 2015

A&E treatment & 4 night stay ward 7a

My partner had a work related accident in which he broke a rib and punctured a lung. From the paramedics arriving to his last day in hosp...

15 February 2015

People in South Somerset are very lucky having YDH

I live in the North East and when rushed to hospital hoped they would find and cure the problem. I was to be disappointed. Luckily whilst...

13 February 2015

Extremely poor communication

Ongoing difficulties with ENT who seem to refuse to reply to my questions about my diagnosis and treatment. Then referred to the therapy ...

12 February 2015

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Last updated on 29 October 2013.

Information supplied by Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust