Weston General Hospital is developing into a thriving hospital at the heart of the community. On top of routine, ongoing service development at the Hospital, there is a particular focus on three areas. The Hospital will:
- become a centre of surgical excellence. This means thousands more planned operations for adults of all ages will be carried out at Weston General Hospital
- become a centre of excellence for older people’s care. This means the hospital will provide more specialised care for older people, as well as a wide range of services for people of all ages
- help more people go home quickly after going to hospital in an emergency. The hospital will have a dedicated unit for assessing and treating people quickly
Weston General Hospital will continue to provide A&E services from 8am to 10pm, exactly the same as for the last 5 years.
An eight-week public discussion on ambitious plans for Weston General Hospital closed on 14 August 2022. 890 people shared their views, telling us their thoughts on the proposals as well as how we might implement the proposed changes and how we can keep people informed.
A full summary of what we heard from the engagement exercise, including a themes report, can be found here.