BNSSG Healthier Together

About Healthy Weston

Weston General Hospital is developing into a thriving hospital at the heart of the community.

Over 5,000 members of the public and staff have already helped shape how Weston General Hospital can provide the care that local people want and need most often.

Senior doctors, nurses and other health professionals led the planning.

We need your help to turn them into a reality.

What’s planned?

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 five years. Other services at Weston General Hospital will continue to be provided and improved the same as now for people of all ages.

This includes outpatient appointments, maternity care, children’s services, cancer care, tests and x-rays, intensive care, emergency surgery and stroke rehabilitation.

Our plans will help Weston General Hospital provide more of the services local people of all ages need and use most.

An eight-week public discussion on ambitious plans for Weston General Hospital closed on 14 August 2022.  You can read the engagement leaflet and view a full summary of what we heard, including a themes report, here.

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