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.

Community Hospital visiting

To maintain the health, safety and well-being of our patients, communities and staff we have the following measures in place:

  • We ask that patients have only one close family contact visit at a time. Visiting is by appointment only to ensure that we can maintain social distancing on the wards. Please do not make an appointment to visit if you have any symptoms of Coronavirus.
  • In exceptional circumstances where the patient you wish to visit is in their last few days of life, arrangements can be made for more than one person to visit.  These arrangements may vary on each ward.

Common COVID-19 symptoms include: High temperature: you feel hot to touch on your chest and back. If you have access to a thermometer, a reading of 38 degrees Celsius or higher; new persistent cough; muscle ache or tiredness; mild chest pain; dizziness or headache; altered or loss of taste or sense of smell; diarrhoea and vomiting; rashes. You may not have all of these but still feel unwell.

Wards can be contacted on the following numbers:
  • Scotter Ward, John Coupland Hospital, Gainsborough01427 816542

You will be asked prior to receiving a visiting slot if you have any symptoms of coronavirus. We keep a record of your name and contact details to enable contact tracing if indicated.

 You should bring as few personal belongings as possible with you e.g. bags, handbags, electronic devices, gifts and food for the patient.

  • On arrival to the ward you will be required to sign in with the ward reception. You will be asked if you have any symptoms of coronavirus, if you do have symptoms you will be asked to leave, self-isolate for 10 days and organise a test; other members of your household should also self-isolate for 10 days, as per national guidance.
  • Please remove your outer clothing e.g. jacket, coat on arrival.
  • You will always be asked to wear a surgical face mask when on the ward. These are available on entry along with alcohol sanitiser to sanitise your hands. If you are exempt and unable to wear a mask, please let us know when you make your appointment and we will try where possible to accommodate this in a private visiting area.
  • Alcohol sanitiser is also available in all areas of the ward.
  • When leaving the ward, you will be asked to change your mask and sanitise your hands.
  • If you are unable to visit the ward, we can arrange a virtual appointment, iPads are available on wards for this purpose.

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 29/12/2021