The New Hospital
The state of the art NHS hospital for the local community was officially opened by Their Royal Highnesses the Earl and Countess of Wessex on 9th June 2014 (as reported in the Bridgwater Mercury of 10th June). Located on Bower Lane it opened to patients on April 30th 2014. An Open Day preview had been held on 5th April for local residents. (A report on the open day appeared in the Bridgwater Mercury of 8th April.)
The new Bridgwater Hospital includes the new Waverley in-patient ward, the Mary Stanley Midwife-led Unit and a nurse-run minor injuries unit (MIU).
Occupational therapy, physiotherapy and podiatry will also be available along with X-ray and ultrasound services, an out-patients’ department and a new endoscopy unit.
Also on the site will be a range of day care services providing treatment closer to home and helping avoid admission to hospital.
The address is: Bridgwater Community Hospital, Bower Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 4GU
The hospital site is between the M5 and Bower Lane which is accessed from Bath Road (A39) just on the Bridgwater side of the motorway bridge by Mole Valley Farmers in Horsey or from Westonzoyland Road (A372).
There is a large car park on the site and secure bicycle anchorage points by the entrance.
The site is served by buses. Please contact operators for timetables: