Welcome to Wells Community Hospital
100 years serving the health needs of local people
Wells Hospital, which has celebrated its centenary, is now owned by a Charitable Trust on behalf of the community it serves. It is registered as an independent hospital with the Care Quality Commission. You can read our last CQC Inspection report at http://www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-263838384
We have recently been making headlines. Read all about it at http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/health/causes_for_celebration_at_wells_community_hospital_1_1959407
Our Mermaid Centre for Renal dialysis gives dialysis patients the opportunity to holiday on the north Norfolk coast and have treatment by the seaside in one of the most picturesque settings of any dialysis centre in the UK.
Our Trustees, Norman Lamb MP and our hospital supporters recently celebrated the first anniversary of the centre. “Wells Community Hospital is a unique model for hospitals emerging in the Country where the management of the hospital has been passed over from the NHS to a charitable organisation which is seeking to continue to provide health and well-being services for people in the Wells and Burnham Market area,” said Norman Lamb.
The centre recently achieved another milestone when it welcomed its 100th patient in 2012.
WHATS NEW AT THE HOSPITAL
FREE N.H.S HEALTH CHECK
MONDAY 20TH May 9.30am – 4.00pm.
Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes or kidney disease.But these diseases can often be prevented. The NHS Health Check can help by assessing your risk and giving personalised advice on how to reduce it.
The NHS Health Check eligibility is – Adults age between 40 – 74 You have not had an NHS Health Check in the last 5 years You reside in North Norfolk You have not been diagnosed with :- Diabetes, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, Coronary Heart Disease, Familial Hyperlipidaemia, Atrial Fibrillation, Peripheral Arterial Disease.You have not had a stroke or transient ischemic attack or heart failure.
The tests you will be offered are :-Blood pressure,Cholesterol,Diabetes,Body Mass index.
If you wish to take advantage of this free NHS Health Check then please call North Norfolk Health Trainer Sally Walker on 07775551112 to reserve your time, the Health Check will take approx 20/30 minutes.
Action for Children Stay and Play Toddler Group
From 16th April 2013 the Stay and Play Group will be held every week on Tuedays at 12.30 14.30.
Launch of Tuesday Lunchtime Homeopathy Drop-in Clinics for minor ailments
Every Tuesday lunchtime 12-1pm from 23rd April Sarah Andrew will be running a homeopathy drop-in clinic for minor ailments such as coughs and colds, minor digestive troubles, sprains and strains and common childhood problems. Homeopathy uses small dissolvable pillules or remedies to help relieve the symptoms of a wide range of conditions. No appointment necessary, just drop-in between 12-1pm. Cost £5 plus £5 for any remedies prescribed.This clinic is not suitable for longstanding or recurring illnesses. For more information contact Sarah Andrew 01485 5180989 or 07900310698 or email email@example.com
Joanna Foster Soft Tissue Massage Specialist
Joanne Foster is due to start at Wells Hospital soon, for more information please visit our Clinics and Services page.
Bone Density Measurement Service (DEXA) to identify patients with low bone mineral density and refer for further diagnosis. To book please contact Wells Community Hopsital.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening For more details please visit our Clinics and Services page.
Granny's Attic, hosted by Penny Brittain and an army of helpers, is one of our many annual fundraising events. The last one attracted 170 visitors Click here to see what you missed! Details of future events can be found in the Events section.
Hospital plan makes the headlines
Did you see the excellent articles about the Hospital in the Eastern Daily Press and Fakenham and Wells Times? Reporter Adam Lazzari gave a very balanced and authoritative view on the future plans and aspirations that the hospital has for the short and long term. You can download a PDF of them here EDP Fakenham & Wells Times
Clothing bank at the hospital Car Park
Don't forget that you can recycle your unwanted clothing anytime at the recycling bank we have at the hospital car park
We are now open and have been busy during the summer treating our first kidney dialysis patients. Peter Cadd (our very first patient) said "This is a wonderful opportunity to visit the north Norfolk Coast. 'Thankyou' seems so little to cover the pleasure you have given to Jill and me during your first two weeks of your units operation. To talk of pleasure during dialysis is unusual, but your professional efficiency together with happy personalities achieved just that. I am already looking forward to a return visit in September." see video Opening Ceremony - Norman Lamb MP
Geoff Randle was our 100th treatment. He is pictured here with Roberta (holding a celebratory cake) and Kathryn our former nurse manager who has returned to her homeland New Zealand. If you would like to visit the Mermaid Centre telephone 01328711996.
Renal Dialysis for local patients
We are totally committed to providing dialysis treatment for those people living locally who need it and wish to be treated at Wells Community Hospital. Our Care Quality Commission (CQC) registration means we are now approved to provide this. However we do appreciate that some kidney patients living locally may wish to continue with the care they are presently receiving elsewhere.
For those interested in receiving their care closer to home, we would invite them, and their care representatives, to visit the exceptional facilities available at the Mermaid Centre and consider receiving some of their dialysis care closer to home. We will then facilitate discussions with the specialist commissioners to see how we can achieve this. So now Norfolk renal dialysis patients can excercise their patient choice and recieve dialysis locally within North Norfolk.
Do you shop on line?
Use giveasyoulive.com to get the stores where you shop to give Wells Hospital up to 5% of what you spend. Simply download a small programme onto your computer (or smart phone) and agree to make your charity Wells Community Hospital Trust.
Then shop, and the hospital gets a donation from the store. It costs you nothing! This is a part of 'easyclick' giving.