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About us

The new £45 million community hospital opened on 30 March 2012, and now provides people in South Bristol with diagnostic tests and therapy services closer to their homes. It also houses Bristol's first Urgent Care Centre for minor illnesses and injuries, Day Surgery and a rehabilitation service where people are able to stay as inpatients. The services are provided in a purpose built, comprehensively equipped unit with full access to all facilities and services in the hospital, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dieticians, speech and language therapy, X-rays and scans and a brand new community dental service, offering free NHS treatment for local people, provided by the University of Bristol Dental Hospital.

South Bristol Community Hospital has taken on many of the services provided by the old Bristol General Hospital, which closed in  2012.  University Hospitals Bristol is providing a number of services at South Bristol, listed below:

  • Inpatient & Outpatient rehabilitation
  • Day hospital services - including a Rapid Assessment Clinic for Older people - RACOP
  • Urgent care centre ( managed by Bristol Community Health)
  • Outpatients - covering a broad range of services
  • Day surgery
  • Diagnostics
  • Community dental treatment & dental teaching
  • Homeopathic medicine
  • Neuro-physiotherapy outpatients

CQC Review of Compliance October 2012

Visiting hours

Visiting hours to the inpatient wards at South Bristol Community Hospital is from 2pm - 8pm every day giving visitors more time to spend with their loved ones. The longer visiting session also gives families greater opportunity to raise any questions they have with doctors and nurses on the wards.

  • The number of visitors is limited to two visitors per patient per visiting session
  • Children under the age of 11 will not be admitted to adult wards
  • Visitors may be asked to leave if they become unwell with symptoms of a sudden fever, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches or diarrhoea and/or vomiting.

Exceptions to these rules may be authorised by the ward sister/charge nurse or the nurse in charge. Please discuss with ward staff or phone ahead of your visit if you have any questions.

Find out more about visiting hours

Contact details

Switchboard: 0117 964 3300
Urgent care centre: 0117 342 9692 ( managed by Bristol Community Health)
Ward 100: 0117 342 9701
Ward 200: 0117 342 9907
Day surgery and Endoscopy: 0117 342 9868
Dental services: 0117 342 9792
Day assessment unit: 0117 342 9742
Outpatient department: 0117 342 9712
Diagnostics reception: 0117 342 9695
Homeopathic medicine: 0117 342 9661

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