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COVID-19

Please note that due to the coronavirus we are deferring all appointments for further care. The progression of the virus throughout the region will determine when we can re-start seeing routine patients again. We do hope that we can get the service up and running and soon as possible.

Should you feel that your symptoms are causing you serious concerns or that you feel you cannot wait for further contact please do contact your GP as soon as possible or in an emergency situation please attend your local Accident and Emergency Department.

Once we are in a position to resume the service we will be in touch with patients individually.

Am I still an NHS Patient?

Yes, you will be recognised as an NHS patient.

Who will perform my operation?

The service is consultant led. Your consultant will see you at your outpatient consultation and perform your surgical procedure (should one be clinically required).

Who will let my GP know what has happened to me?


You will have a designated Pathway Co-ordinator who is responsible for ensuring your GP or any other relevant health care professional receives prompt information regarding your episode of care. They will manage the organisation and administration of your care throughout your pathway.

I will be staying overnight after my operation. Will I be admitted to a normal ward?

Yes, you will be admitted to the appropriate ward at Weston General Hospital.

Are there any car parking facilities?


Yes, the main car park is situated at the front of the hospital and is a pay and display car park. There is also street parking outside of the hospital grounds.

What are the visiting times?

Visitors may come into hospital during the normal visiting hours of 2.30-4.30pm and 6.30-8.30pm for most wards except ITU, MAU and SAU.

Is it mixed accommodation at Weston General Hospital

Somerset Surgical Services is pleased to confirm we are compliant with the Department of Health’s policy to eliminate mixed sex accommodation, except when it is in the patients overall best interest, or reflects their personal choice.

Where possible, all Somerset Surgical Services inpatients will stay in the Waterside Suite which has private single rooms with en-suite facilities. Sharing with members of the opposite sex will only happen for clinical necessity in areas such as the post operative recovery suite, high dependency or critical care unit. Patients nursed in this area will be moved as soon as the requirement for enhanced nursing is no longer required and the patient