Weston Area Health NHS Trust

01934 636363 Weston General Hospital, Grange Road, Uphill , Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 4TQ
http://www.waht.nhs.uk

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  • Temporary overnight closure of A&E from 4 July
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Weston Area Health NHS Trust  is  the smallest acute Trust in England consisting of Weston General Hospital and Children's Specialist Community Services in Weston and Clevedon.

We're a small, friendly, patient focused NHS Trust offering a range of excellent clinical services both on-site and in conjunction with larger hospitals across Bristol and Somerset. 

We take PRIDE in our patient care delivering our values around People, Reputation, Innovation, Dignity, Excellence in everything we do. 

For more information about Weston General Hospital please go to the Hospital and Clinics tab above. 

Read our welcome from our Chief Executive James Rimmer on the About Us page and find out more about us at our website www.waht.nhs.net.

Latest news

Temporary overnight closure of A&E from 4 July

Please note that as from 4 July 2017 the A&E at Weston General Hospital is temporarily closed overnight from 10pm - 8am. 

Please come to the hospital between these times as normal if you need A&E. If you come to A&E even a few minutes before 10pm you'll still be seen. 

What to do if you need A&E overnight in Weston and North Somerset 

During the closure 10pm to 8am:

  • Call non-emergency NHS 111 where you will be directed to the best medical care for you
  • Call 999 for any serious or life-threatening conditions
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    Patients transferred to Bristol or Taunton overnight will be brought back to Weston if appropriate as soon as they are fit enough to continue their treatment and recovery here, normally within 2-3 days.

    Explaining the reasons behind the closure James Rimmer, Chief Executive Weston Area Health NHS Trust said: 

    "Our A&E has been fragile for several years. We have severe challenges with recruiting and retaining senior doctors to staff our A&E department 24 hours and day, seven days a week, and now need to find new ways to address this.”

    “We are at risk of falling short of providing safe levels of staffing in our A&E department at night.  Our staff have worked incredibly hard to shore-up the department but despite significant efforts we just can’t recruit enough permanent doctors and are very dependent on temporary and locum staff.  That isn’t sustainable for such a highly specialist clinical team and poses an intractable problem for the Trust

    This is a temporary measure.  No permanent changes to A&E services or any other services in the hospital will be made without a full public consultation. 

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    Last updated on 07 August 2017.

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