Yeovil District Hospital

Telephone: 01935 475122
Address: Higher Kingston, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4AT

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 76 ratings for this hospital


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

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Yeovil District Hospital

Tel: 01935 475122   Fax: 01935 426850

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



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Latest reviews of this hospital

Top Rate from Start to Finish.

From the very beginning of my need for assistance, the 999 telephone controller, the Bridgwater Ambulance Crew absolutely first rate. On ...

7 April 2014

Never do what they say they will

With our first child no midwife was seen until day 3 at home (to busy) with baby. Had to phone another hospital to get some questions ans...

4 April 2014

Husbands perspective

My wife Lyn was admitted to A& E with severe breathing challenges and subsequently went to ICU on a ventilator and in an induced coma for...

4 April 2014

Thank you

I was admitted last year for a procedure, and after the care I received I did not want to ever go back to YDH. I did not raise a complain...

28 March 2014

A and E

i have a broken hip i just cant do with minimum waiting time of 2 and a half hours. i thought the nhs had a duty of care at the point of...

19 March 2014

Quality of service at Yeovil District Hospital

This hospital is managed by Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

61 from 358 responses
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Friends and Family Test score: A&E

64 from 154 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Care Quality Commission national standards

All standards met
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Number of MRSA cases in last 3 months

0 case(s) in the last three months

Patient survey score for cleanliness

As expected with a score of 9.41

C. difficile infections in last 3 months

Average (0.01 cases per bed in the last three months)

NHS Choices users rating

Responding to patient safety alerts

Good - All alerts signed off where deadline has passed

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

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Last updated on 29 October 2013.

Information supplied by Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust