SSS are now offering Day Case Surgery again. Whilst theatre space remains limited at Weston General Hospital, alternative locations are also being offered to patients to help reduce waiting times.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on patients awaiting operations. Planned operations were stopped for a number of months and additional infection control measures have resulted in fewer patients being treated within the same physical space. Waiting times are now much longer as a result.
Somerset Surgical Services continue to operate out of Weston when theatre sessions are available, however capacity is currently limited. We have therefore secured additional locations from which operations can be safely carried out. This enable us to offer patients the option of an earlier theatre slot where clinically appropriate. These alternatives do require some travelling and are therefore not as convenient to some patients as Weston General Hospital . However, for patients who can, and are willing to travel, the following locations have been secured and regular theatre lists are now available:-
- White Horse Health Centre – Mane Road, Westbury, BA13 3FQ (CATARACT SURGERY ONLY)
From Weston General Hospital this is approximately 42 miles and a journey time of 1 hour 20 minutes
- Tetbury Hospital – Malmesbury Road, Tetbury, Gloucester, GL8 8XB (ALL DAY CASE PROCEDURES)
From Weston General Hospital this is approximately 50 miles and a journey time of 1 hour
- Royal Terrace Dental Practice – 35 Cornwall Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RY (ORAL SURGERY ONLY)
From Weston General Hospital this is approximately 65 miles and a journey time of 1 hour 20 minute
All consultations and nurse appointments continue to be delivered from Weston General Hospital.