Yeovil District Hospital

01935 475122 Higher Kingston , Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4AT

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 70 ratings for this hospital


Yeovil Hospital

Yeovil Hospital is situated next to the town centre and has good road and rail links. All services are provided on one easily accessible site with a multi-storey car park providing plenty of on-site parking.

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

In 2016/17:

  • 44,145 people were admitted to our hospital
  • 46,453 people attended our emergency department (A&E)
  • 43,600 x-rays, MRIs, and other diagnostic tests and scans were carried out
  • 1,509 babies were born in our maternity unit.

Continuing to provide high quality clinical care and excellent patient experience remains our top priority. We are proud of our iCARE principles, initially developed by our nursing staff, and which now underpin all that we do within the hospital.

i     Treating our patients and staff as individuals

C    effective Communication

A    positive Attitude

R    Respect for patients, carers and staff

E    Environment conducive to care and recovery

We work closely with GP practices, social care providers and our NHS neighbours to ensure our patients stay as healthy and independent as possible. Our collaboration and partnership working includes Symphony Healthcare Services which provides care to more than 26,000 GP patients, and rehabilitation and reablement at Cooksons Court.

Contact details, map and directions

Yeovil District Hospital

Tel: 01935 475122   Fax: 01935 426850

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



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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

Requires Improvement
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Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

88%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 74 responses. 2304 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

96%Patients recommend this hospital. 359 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

98%Patients recommend this hospital. 469 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

93%Patients recommend this hospital. 126 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

96%staff recommend this hospital for care. 74 responses. 2304 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

A&E Receptionists very rude and uncaring

I visited A&E on Saturday 26th January with a suspected gallstones attack which had worsened significantly over the course of the day. My...

31 January 2019

Emergency Department

Very busy department but everyone was extremely efficient, caring and we can't thank them enough.

30 January 2019

Lack of correct information and long waiting times.

In 2017 I was advised by Salisbury Hospital that both my hips were badly worn and would require surgery for replacement. They could no...

24 January 2019

Visit to Dermatology Outpatients

I’m very impressed with my visit to Dermatology Outpatient department. During my visit I was reassured, and felt at ease. All staff at ...

23 January 2019

Using the 111 service

After contacting the NHS 111 service I was dealt with in a most efficient and friendly manner. A triage was carried out over the phone an...

20 January 2019

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Last updated on 25 May 2017.

Information supplied by Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust