Wallingford 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 medical teams. Staff work closely with social services to source care placements and liaise with other care agencies.
The hospital has a First Aid Unit and a range of outpatient clinics in addition to its inpatient beds. There is also a maternity ward (provided by Oxford University Hospitals).
You can view the location of the hospital on Google maps here.
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:
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 of the First Aid Unit
The First Aid Unit is open from 8.30am – 6.30pm from Monday to Friday.
The First Aid Unit is not open on weekends or bank holidays.
Last updated: 20 July, 2020
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