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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 110 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 2014/15

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

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

107% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

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

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

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

102% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

Friends and Family Test: Inpatient

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 441 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

93%Patients recommend this hospital. 90 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

88%staff recommend this hospital for care. 230 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

74%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 230 responses

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

Latest reviews of this hospital

Very efficient

I am on chemo treatment and I visited A&E as I was conncerned about a high temperature I had developed. Within 30/35 minutes from arr...

28 July 2015

Satisfaction of YDH.

After visiting my G.P. and being referred to Y.D.H. where I had a painless lumbar puncture, I was diagnosed and then referred to Bath Cir...

26 July 2015

Drop in centre in woman's hospital

Went in for our babies 5 day check up after having the 4 day check at home as for it would be easier. The midwife that visited us tokd us...

7 July 2015

outstanding care ward 7A

Our 90 year old mother spent just over three weeks on 7A recently. She was seriously I'll. Having spent hours on this very busy ward,I ...

1 July 2015

poor overall experience

A relative was recently admitted for intravenous antibiotics and IV fluids - hand hygiene by the nursing staff was below an acceptable st...

10 June 2015

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Last updated on 14 July 2015.

Information supplied by Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust