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 91 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 national standards

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

100% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

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

101% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

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

101% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

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

100% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of patients who have been hurt in a fall in the last 3 days

1.02% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

% of patients being treated for a bed sore (pressure ulcer)

5.80% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

64 from 477 responses - Scores can range from -100 to +100. The higher the score, the better reported patient experience
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Friends and Family Test score: A&E

57 from 220 responses - Scores can range from -100 to +100. The higher thye score, the better reported patient experience

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

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

Latest reviews of this hospital

a/e 22-07-2014

I was seen by a doctor within 20 min of getting to a/e and he kept me well informed of the actions he was taking and the treatment he gav...

23 July 2014

outpaitent care

Over the last 9 months my husband has been cared for by a consultant physician, a neurologist, a surgeon, an ophthalmic doctor plus physi...

22 July 2014

From diagnosis to post operative care everyone was superb.

I was diagnosed with bowel cancer for the second time and I was very apprehensive. The care offered by the medical and nursing staff was...

18 July 2014

Intending to visit

It would be a help if your web site published car park details & charges. If it does, they're well hidden!

13 July 2014

Recent stay on on Ward 7a

Would just like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff on Ward 7a for making my stay, following surgery, as comfortable as possible. ...

8 July 2014

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Last updated on 29 October 2013.

Information supplied by Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust