Wells Community Hospital Trust
Wells Community Hospital is run by a Charitable Trust on behalf of the community it serves. It is registered as an independent hospital with the Care Quality Commission. Click ‘About our Hospital' for more information.
We host an NHS physiotherapy department, an NHS dentist, various NHS and private clinics and some community activities and support groups - see Clinics and Services
Every Wednesday 10.30-12.30 is a special meeting place for those with dementia, memory problems and their carer’s see dementia facilities . Our special sensory garden (pictures above) is open 7 days a week. There is wheel chair access at the back of the car park.
Our Renal Dialysis Centre gives patients with kidney failure the opportunity to recieve part-time (holiday) treatment on the North Norfolk coast. We are located not far from the seaside in one of the most picturesque settings of any dialysis centre in the UK. This unit is open to both the local community and visitors to the area.
Specialised Dementia Equipment Created In Norwich Donated To Wells Community Hospital Hub
RydaMablets were created by Andrew Marshall, from Learn Movement in Norwich, after his father had a stroke in 2005.
Upon looking for something to help his father regain strength, he found limited choices - so decided to create his own.
Consisting of a handle - the Ryda - and a movement tablet, the Mablet, the Ryda is moved along the grooves in the Mablet to stimulate brain activity and promote movement.
The RydaMablets are designed to help those with movement issues caused by neurological conditions, strokes, accidents or illness.
The equipment is thought to benefit users by improving muscle strength, hand-to-eye coordination, hand and finger dexterity, and cognitive processing.
The cost of the set was covered by Anglian Home Improvements.
The home improvements company became aware of the RydaMablets when Mr Marshall booked an appointment for a quote for new windows and roof trim.
Head of Anglian Home Improvement’s charity committe, Melanie McDonald, said: “We were fascinated to learn of the movement tutoring system and, as we already have a link to the Wells Community Hospital Trust through providing a conservatory for its dementia centre, we could see that it would prove beneficial for those who visit the dementia hub.”
In 2014, the hospital trust became a dementia hub with the creation of a dementia-friendly garden, carer’s room, dementia cafe and weekly dementia activities.
Samantha Taylor, general manager of Wells Community Hospital Trust, said: “Wells Community Hospital Trust provides a range of support services to help people locally to stay independent longer. Every month, the dementia hub provides support for over 60 people living with dementia and their carers through these various activities. Anglian Home Improvement’s donation of the RydaMablets will be a valuable addition to this community resource.”
The trust has worked to create a dementia-friendly community in the Wells area.
Events This Year
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New !! First Aid Courses, Food Hygiene Courses & Basic Life Support Courses. Here at the WCHT we have a wide range of courses suitable for businesses and members of the public. For more information please call Tasha on 01328 711 996.
Norfolk Deaf Association Service: Free No Appointment Required. Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month between 1pm & 3pm. The NDA CAN supply you with hearing aid batteries, re-tubing, check ups, minor repairs and adjustments.
If you are unable to make it to one of our allocated NDA sessions and you desperately need batteries, you can leave your details with the W.C.H.T receptionist. We can collect batteries from the NDA volunteer for you. Please note we can only provide this pick-up service after the clinic date and not before. For this service please call us on 01328 711 996.
Our Day Out Workshops: Musicial Workshop.Tuesdays. This is a FREE service that offers older people within the community a wide range of relaxed workshops to take part in, join us for the opportunity to meet new people, enjoy a cuppa and try something new in a dementia friendly environment. For more information contact Lea on 01953713390.
Plant Lovers Day: We are delighted to announce that Creake Abbey is hosting it's much-loved Plant Lovers’ Day, it will take place on Saturday 27th May. Now in its tenth year, the 2017 Plant Lovers’ Day will welcome 34 specialist plant nurseries. A stunning array of flowers, shrubs and trees will be available for gardening enthusiasts from across the county to enjoy.
Once again, profits from the day will go to Wells Community Hospital at Wells-next-the-Sea. The Hospital has been providing health and wellbeing services in Norfolk for more than 100 years.
Joy Of Food: Wells Community Hospital Trust is excited to be able to again host the Joy of Food Cookery Programme for anyone interested in improving their cooking confidence. We welcome anyone over the age of 19 who would like to enhance their skill base, with the programme running for 5 weeks and starting in May 2017.
Each course can be tailored to individuals needs so could offer Carers of those with Dementia functional skills in a safe,social setting.
Dog Show 2017 @ Creake Abbey Sunday 20th August. Our annual Dog show is returning for it's second year !!! Last years event was a huge success thanks to the many participators, spectators and business who joined in on the day and of course all of the four legged friends... If you are interested in having a stall or perhaps you would like to volunteer with our team at the show, please contact Tasha on 01328 711 996 for help and assistance and information.