Address:John Coupland HospitalRopery RoadGainsboroughDN21 2TJ
If you are planning to visit
one of our wards, please stay at home if you or your family members have had
diarrhoea, vomiting or ‘flu-like’ symptoms in the last four days. This helps us
to keep ‘winter vomiting’ or Norovirus away from vulnerable patients and staff
who could pass it on. Symptoms of Norovirus include diarrhoea and
vomiting and, just like flu, the virus can seriously affect vulnerable
The outpatients department provides a wide range of services including:
The outpatient staff work with a wide range of specialties including:
Referral to outpatients is via Choose & Book.
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 injuries unit.
This seven bedded unit provides a range of options for patients undergoing daycare surgery. It also provides tests and investigations to accurately diagnose illnesses and diseases.
The unit works with the theatre suite and the pre-operative care service to deliver high quality patient-focused care from admission assessment to discharge. This includes:
Referrals can be made through Choose & Book and are also accepted from GPs and acute hospitals.
The minor injuries unit offers fast and modern healthcare to people at a time which suits them. The unit will treat people with minor injuries and illness e.g. sprains, cuts and grazes, broken bones, bites and stings. The minor injuries unit is a nurse led unit and there is no doctor available on site.
You can self-refer to the minor injuries unit. Referrals are also accepted from the ambulance service and Out of Hours Service. No appointment is necessary.
Please note that the minor injuries unit will not treat patients with more serious medical conditions or major injuries. Patients should go to their local Accident & Emergency department or dial 999.
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A phlebotomy service is available at the hospital and offers a drop in clinic between 8am-1pm Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday, and 1.30-3.30pm on a Wednesday.
Car parking is free at John Coupland Hospital.