Abingdon Community Hospital provides rehabilitation and palliative care for people who no longer require the services of an acute hospital but require greater support than currently provided in their home environment.
The hospital has a dedicated team of nurses, occupational therapists and physiotherapists and is supported by gerontologists (doctors specialising in the care of elderly people). Staff work closely with social services to source care placements and liaise with other care agencies.
In addition to its inpatient beds, the hospital has a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU), an Emergency Multidisciplinary Unit (EMU), the Oxfordshire Stroke Rehabilitation Unit, X-ray facilities (provided by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust) and a range of mental health services.
You can view the location of the hospital on Google maps here.
There are pay and display parking bays on site, but the parking area are can get very busy at peak times.
If you are being admitted to hospital, you should bring the following items in with you:
Medicines: all medicines, tablets and creams that you are using
Clothes: day clothes and shoes, night clothes, slippers, dressing gown and underwear (including tights and stockings)
Toiletries: hairbrush, comb, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, denture products, soap, face flannel and paper tissues.
If you use or need any of the following then you should also bring these in with you:
- dentures/shaving equipment
- walking stick/frame
- hearing aid
- continence aids
- special shoes
- any appointment cards
- writing material, postage stamps
- books to read
- anything special to your needs
We are unable to provide a laundry service for patients at our community hospitals. However, in exceptional circumstances we may be able to help.
Money and valuables
We advise that you do not bring large sums of money or valuables into the hospital. If you cannot avoid this your admitting nurse can arrange for their safe keeping and will give you a receipt. We regret that community hospitals cannot accept any liability for money, valuables or property that are not handed over for safe-keeping.
All community hospitals operate a no smoking policy. We provide a smoke-free environment for your health, other people’s health and the general safety of all. If you do smoke and wish to take this opportunity to stop please ask your team for further information.
If you are living at home then you can be referred to a community hospital by your GP. If you are already in another NHS hospital, then you can be referred by that hospital via a centralised team. You cannot refer yourself to a community hospital.
If you are feeling unwell you should contact your GP.
Visiting hours for the community hospital during Covid
From July 1 2020 we have resumed limited visiting times – and are allowing one visitor for one hour for each patient – but sessions must be booked. Please don’t turn up without prior agreement.
Full details and some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found here
Opening hours for the Minor Injuries Unit
The Minor Injuries Unit is open from 10am – 10.30pm, Monday to Sunday.
Page last reviewed: 20 July, 2020