Paulton Memorial Hospital
|Paulton Memorial Hospital|
|Bath & North East Somerset PCT|
|Location||Paulton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom|
|Care system||Public NHS|
|Emergency department||No Accident & Emergency|
|Lists||Hospitals in England|
There are 28 beds for inpatients in the hospital ward including 5 single rooms and the largest bay having 7 beds. An outpatient service operates 5 days a week Monday to Friday. NHS Bath and North East Somerset contract in Consultants time from 2 local acute trusts to provide specialist local outpatient service. The hospital also has other specialists offering advice (i.e. Diabetic Nurse Specialist, Continence Advisors) and a one stop INR clinic weekly and diagnostic ultrasound scans once or twice weekly.
Since 1949 the Memorial Hospital has also provided a maternity unit, managed by NHS Wiltshire which performs approximately 180 deliveries a year providing midwifery care during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.
The original hospital was founded by Colonel and Mrs. John George Mogg and was opened on October 1872 by Lord Arthur Harvey the then Bishop of Bath and Wells.
Over the past 130 years to the present day the local community have contributed greatly to the many developments that have taken place and to the purchase of substantial amounts of equipment, the most recent being £250,000 towards the building of the new Hospital which was opened in January 1997.
Since 2003 plans have been under discussion to close the hospital even prompting a debate in parliament.