John Coupland Hospital


John Coupland Hospital
Ropery Road
DN21 2TJ


Reception: 01427 816500

Urgent Treatment Centre: 01427 816500

Outpatient clinics, blood clinics and theatre appointments

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust is continuing to facilitate blood clinics, outpatient clinics and theatre appointments in its community hospitals for NHS partners.

Systems are in place within the departments to maintain social distancing, with hand sanitiser provided and the request that face masks are worn to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect patients and staff from becoming seriously ill. We also ask individuals attend appointments on their own if possible. 

Appointments for outpatients and theatres are arranged through consultants or care providers, therefore, if you have any queries about your appointment, please telephone your care provider directly.

Appointments for blood tests can be made through Once you access the website, there are instructions on how to book your blood test.

If you can’t get on the internet you can call 01775 652083 for John Coupland Hospital, Gainsborough bookings.

Thank you for your patience at this difficult time.

Scotter Ward

Scotter Ward is a nurse led unit with 23 beds. The patients cared for on the ward are aged 18 and above.

Patients may be transferred from an acute hospital because they need a longer stay in hospital to recuperate, from an operation for example, or if they require intensive rehabilitation services. They could also come direct from their home if they are medically stable. Care is also provided on the ward to patients with end of life needs.

A range of staff provide care on the ward including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses and other specialist nurses. Medical cover is provided by GPs and there are also well established links with other medical professionals.

Patients are admitted via the contact centre and can be referred by a GP, nurse practitioner, district nurses, specialist nurses, acute hospital staff and the minor injury unit.

For more information about our Urgent Treatment Centre, please click here.

Car Parking

Car parking is free at John Coupland Hospital.

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Date last modified 08/11/2022