Somerset NHS Foundation Trust (based in Yeovil)

Address Yeovil Hospital
Higher Kingston
BA21 4AT
The Trust and Hospital(s)

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust runs acute hospital services, community services, mental health and learning disability services and a quarter of Somerset’s GP practices. It runs services from two acute hospitals – Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, Yeovil Hospital in Yeovil – services in the community and services from the 13 community hospitals in the county, a range of mental health and learning disability services and Symphony Healthcare Services runs a quarter of GP practices in the county.

We are an integral part of the Somerset Integrated Care Board and work with NHS, social care and voluntary sector partners in Somerset to plan and deliver services. We care for patients predominantly from Somerset but also from North Somerset, the west of Dorset and north of Devon.

Size of Hospital(s) Our Hospital has 345 beds, and a private patients’ wing, the Kingston Wing. We provide a full-range of clinical services, including general medicine, cardiology, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, trauma and paediatrics, with an emphasis on enhanced recovery – this means we help people to recover as quickly as possible so they can return home. We also work hard to keep our waiting times as low as possible, meeting and exceeding the standards demanded of us through national targets.
Each year, we see around 20,000 emergency admissions, 3,500 elective admissions, and 18,000 day cases. More than 40,000 people attend our accident and emergency department each year, our maternity department delivers nearly 2,000 babies, and our intensive care unit looks after many hundreds of people.
No of Foundation Doctors 36 F1s, 37 F2s
Foundation Programmes The Trust’s foundation programme takes advantage of the wide range of educational opportunities available at the Yeovil site and the neighbouring Women’s Hospital. Based on GMC/PMETB requirements, the programme is designed to give doctors a good grounding in a number of clinical areas including surgery, general medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, care of the elderly and emergency care. The F2 programme includes a GP placement in the South Somerset area. The rotations are underpinned by weekly educational sessions held specifically for F1 and F2 doctors covering a range of professional and clinical skills. Foundation doctors are encouraged to take part in the monthly multidisciplinary Grand Round programme, monthly specialist Clinical Governance meetings and the Trustwide Clinical Governance sessions.
Education Centre Facilities Yeovil Academy is a multi-professional centre providing education to all staff and professional groups. The Academy contains a full range of modern presentation facilities, a clinical skills laboratory, IT and library resources and an induction loop system which is available for those with hearing difficulties.
The Trust is currently developing innovative training opportunities including advanced simulation training using SIMMAN.
Staff Restaurant Facilities Situated on level 2, in a vibrant and modern cafe environment, the canteen offers a tempting range of hot and cold food. The canteen is open weekdays 8am to 8pm and weekends 8am to 7pm. From cooked breakfast, using locally sourced produce, to fresh porridge and granola with yogurt and seasonal berries. Lunch menus change daily and include vegetarian and daily specials and are made on site by our team of enthusiastic chefs. This range is supported by a variety of sandwich and baguette choices, paninis, jacket potatoes and a range of confectionery and hot and cold drinks.
Doctors’ Mess Satellite TV, two computers, coke machine, pool table, free bread, milk, coffee, tea, biscuits and newspapers. Cooking facilities. Five-aside football. Regular events and annual ball.
Nearby Amenities Sports Centre including swimming pool, Theatres, Cinema,