There are two community hospitals that are managed by Sirona Care and Health, one of which is Paulton Memorial Hospital and the other is St Martin’s Hospital in Bath.
Paulton Hospital is located within the locality of Bath & North East Somerset and serves a local population of about 45,000 made up of small villages and market towns, providing adult inpatient and outpatient services.
Main reception is open from 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays.
Our Receptionists welcome visitors to Paulton Hospital guiding them to relevant departments. They are responsible for:
- Answering internal & external calls and queries.
- Sorting & franking of Company outgoing mail.
- Issuing hearing aid batteries to clients on request.
- Taking internal bookings for the Turner Room.
- Check lists for outpatient appointments.
- Minor Injury check-in.
- Maintenance requests & issuing keys.
- Photocopying, faxing & laminating as requested.
- Deliveries & collections.
Car Parking & Transport
Car parking is free but limited. We have 56 free car parking spaces, four of these are for disabled parking.
Bus numbers 178/179 regularly run from the centre of Bath to the hospital.
Dial a Ride is a door to door fully accessible bus service specialising in providing excellent customer care services for older and disabled people and others who cannot access conventional public transport services.
SWAN Volunteer Transport Scheme promotes social inclusion by providing transport to Social Services clients, SWAN Advice Network referrals and self-referring older isolated and disabled people on low incomes in North East Somerset by enabling people to participate in social, recreational and training opportunities. Some of the journeys presently being undertaking vary from attending language classes and lunch clubs to shopping and benefits workshops.
The scheme is also running a pilot project “Access to Health” (part-funded by Big Lottery) to help elderly/disabled people on low income (with savings under £16,000) to access outpatient appointments at Bath Royal United Hospital and to access appointments at their local doctor’s surgery. Additionally, the scheme can assist clients wishing to visit relatives and friends in hospital.
The transport is free to clients and although donations are accepted there is no formal charge.
The League of Friends of Paulton Memorial Hospital
We are fortunate in the level of loyalty, support and generosity the League of Friends show to the hospital. This is a group of volunteers who meet four times a year. Their main aim is to support patients and staff at the hospital and in the community. Through their fundraising and the generous donations and bequests received, they are able to purchase extra equipment, soft furnishings, etc, which all go to make a patients stay in hospital as comfortable as possible. Additionally, they provide a tolley service to the Ward each Thursday selling confectionery and toiletries.
The hospital shop charity shop in the centre of Paulton village is also a marvellous asset in raising awareness about the hospital as well as providing funds for items of equipment. This is also run by a wonderful band of volunteers.
If you would like more information about the League of Friends or you would like to make a donation, please contact a member of staff.
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