What we do
Witney 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 and occupational therapists 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)
PLEASE NOTE: This facility offers a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) only and not a full Urgent Treatment Centre. MIU is for injuries sustained within the last seven days only. If your injury is older than this then you should make an appointment with your own GP.
We do accept walk in patients with injuries however it is often more efficient to contact 111 to make an appointment.
The MIU is not suitable for patients suffering from minor illnesses. If you are unwell, call 111 or access 111 online to book an appointment, or call 999 if the illness is life threatening.
The hospital also hosts an Emergency Multidisciplinary Unit (EMU), X-ray facilities and a range of outpatient clinics.
You can view the location of the hospital on Google maps here.
Information for inpatients
If you are being admitted to hospital, you should bring the following items in with you:
All medicines, tablets and creams that you are using
Day clothes and shoes, night clothes, slippers, dressing gown and underwear (including tights and stockings)
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 then 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.
Opening hours for the Minor Injuries Unit
The Minor Injuries Unit is open from 10am – 10.30pm, Monday to Sunday.
1 February 2022
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Page last reviewed: 15 December, 2022