John Coupland Hospital


John Coupland Hospital
Ropery Road
DN21 2TJ


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 clinics can be made through the local blood line booking service.

Thank you for your patience at this difficult time.

Community Hospital visiting changes from 1 July

From Wednesday July 1, family and friends will be able to visit their loved ones in hospital by making an appointment. Please remember that one visitor is permitted for each patient.

To make an appointment, please contact the ward clerk at the relevant Community Hospital:

  • County Hospital, Louth – please call Carlton Ward on 01507 600 100 ext 1345 or 1311
  • John Coupland Hospital, Gainsborough – please call 01427 816500
  • Johnson Community Hospital, Spalding – please call 01775 652 000 and ask for the Welland Ward clerk
  • Skegness Hospital – please call 01754 762401 and ask for the Gloucester Ward or Scarborough Ward clerk.

To help minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus, visitors are reminded to:

  • wash their hands on arrival to the hospital entrance using hand sanitiser provided
  • follow all temporary floor markings to safely guide them around the hospital site
  • remain behind any screens to protect patients and visitors 
  • follow social distancing guidelines to maintain at least 2 metres between them and patients, visitors and nursing staff
  • remove their face covering on leaving the hospital  and dispose of it safely using the bins provided.

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 21/04/2021