Publicly funded NHS & social care services
Publicly funded NHS & social care services

Hospital Care

In our community hospitals you will be cared for by a team of skilled professionals, all of whom are here to give you the best standard of care throughout your stay. We know being in hospital can be an anxious time for you and your family but we will do our best to make it as pleasant and as comfortable as possible.

Paulton Memorial Hospital

About Our Hospitals

We provide inpatient services at community hospitals, these being Paulton Memorial Hospital, St Martin’s Hospital and Thornbury Hospital.

Here is a list of professions who you may come in contact with at our hospitals. : Matron, Ward Manager, Sister, Trained Nurse, Healthcare Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistant. Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy Assistant, Ward Clerk, Hotel Services, Ward Housekeeper. All staff wear Sirona ID badges and will tell you their name.

As an inpatient you may also be referred to a Speech and Language Therapist, Hearing Therapist, Social Worker or Dietician.

Your medical care will be looked after by our Specialty Doctor and Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

Visitors are always welcome on the wards and play an important part in the recovery process of patients. We do have specific visiting hours to allow for meal times, medical and therapy treatment and rest. We would ask that friends and family visit between designated times.

If visitors are unable to come during regular visiting times, do tell us and we will do our best to arrange an alternative time. Occasionally we may have to restrict visting to the ward to stop infections spreading.

Visitors are welcome to bring flowers which brighten up the ward. We find basket arrangements are more practical than bouquets.

Smoking and alcohol:
We operate a no-smoking policy and alcohol is not allowed.

Our hospitals have links with all religious faiths. If you would like to speak with a spiritual adviser, then ask a member of the ward team.

If coming into hospital as a patient, what do I need to bring ?

Bring clothes in which you feel comfortable – we suggest two changes of day clothes, four changes of underwear and two changes of nightclothes. Don’t forget shoes or sandals which fit well and you are comfortable walking in. Slippers may also be useful.

Remember to bring the basic toiletries with you including comb/hairbrush, toothpaste, soap, towels,  shaving equipment and sanitary wear.

Medicines and allergy treatments:
Please bring any medications you are currently taking, including any products from a pharmacy, supermarket or the internet including homeopathic and herbal remedies, preferably in their original packaging. It is important for your care that we have a complete record of all the medicines you are taking. Bring everything with you- tablets, injections, creams, inhalers and eye drops.

Please inform ward staff if you have any allergies, for example: food, medicine.

A small amount of money:
A small amount of change may come in handy for telephone calls, stamps, newspapers and so on.


Paulton Memorial Hospital
Salisbury Road
BS39 7SB

Tel: 01761 412315
Enquiries regarding ward patients: 01761 408103
Fax: 01761 408117

Getting to Paulton Hospital by bus:
The nearest bus station is adjacent to the Bath Spa railway station in the city centre, approximately 9.6 miles away. Bus numbers 178/179 regularly run from the centre of Bath to the hospital, passing through Odd Down, Peasedown St John, Radstock and Midsomer Norton on the way. Service 178 – Bath Bus Station- Paulton Hospital. Service 179 – Bath Bus Station- Paulton Hospital –

Car Parking at Paulton Hospital:
Car parking is free but limited.  We have 56 free car parking spaces; four of these are for disabled parking.

Visitors and Visiting Hours (Paulton Hospital)
Visiting hours are from 2.00pm – 4.30pm and 6.15pm – 8.15pm


St. Martin’s Hospital
Clara Cross Lane

Tel:01225 831613 (Reception)
Tel: 01225 831400 (Switchboard)
Fax:01225 840407 

Getting here by Bus
The nearest bus station is adjacent to the Bath Spa railway station in the city centre, approximately 9.6 miles away. Bus numbers 13/178, 179 & 174 regularly run from the centre of Bath to the hospital. Service 13- Dorchester Road – St. Martin’s Hospital.  Service 178 – Bath Bus Station- Wellsway. Service 41 (Odd Down Park & Ride Service) – park and ride.

The bus stop for St Martin’s Hospital is just before the Red Lion Public House (The Beeches).  From the bus stop, cross the road, and walk towards the long roundabout, turn right into Frome Road. The entrance to St Martin’s Hospital is opposite Sainsbury’s supermarket.

Car Parking
Free parking is available at St Martins Hospital, but is limited. Therefore, if possible we recommend that you use the Park & Ride Service that is based at Odd Down.


Thornbury Hospital
Henderson Ward
Eastland Road
BS35 1DN

Tel: 01454 281122

Getting here by Bus:
For information on travelling by Bus to Thornbury Hospital visit:

Getting here by Train:
National Rail Enquiries, 08457 4849 50

Visiting Times:
Opening Times for Henderson Ward: Open 7 days a week, visiting times 2.00pm-5.00pm and 6.00pm-8.00pm

Car Parking:
Car parking is free and there are a number of spaces available.

Getting here by Road:

From M5

  • From the M5 motorway, take the A38 North at the Almondsbury Interchange junction. Stay on the A38 for approximately 7 miles.
  • At the traffic lights by the Alveston House Hotel, stay in the left hand lane and take the B4059 into Thornbury. Proceed along the high street following the road around to the right.
  • Turn left at the mini roundabout by the Royal George Pub. Continue for about 500 yards where it is sign posted Eastland Road. Thornbury Hospital is about 50 yards on your right hand side.

From M4

  • Join the M4 at junction 16 towards Bristol.
  • At junction 20 leave motorway towards Gloucester, Weston-super-Mare. Bear right on to M5 (Slip Road) towards Gloucester. Follow M5 straight on. At junction 14 leave motorway towards Dursley.
  • Take second left on to A38.
  • Take third right on to B4061 (Gloucester Road). Follow B4061 (Gloucester Road).