Polden Medical Practice
Woolavington Surgery, Woolavington Road, Woolavington TA7 8ED
Phone: 01278 722077
An automatic external defibrillator is a small portable electronic device that analyses the heart rhythm and delivers a shock only if it is needed.
Bridgwater Community Hospital is a 30-bed hospital built on the edge of town close to the A39.
Phone: 01278 436555; Postcode: TA6 4GU
West Mendip Community Hospital is a 36-bed two ward hospital on Old Wells Road, Glastonbury.
Phone: 01458 836450; Postcode: BA6 8JD
Minor Injury Units
There are minor injuries units at Glastonbury and Bridgewater. Both are open seven days a week from 7am to 11pm and can treat minor wounds, sprains, minor broken bones, burns, scalds, insect bites, minor eye injuries, and other minor injuries.
Minor Injuries Unit, Bridgewater: phone 01278 436555
Minor Injuries Unit, Glastonbury: phone 01458 836454
More information about local hospitals can be found at the website for the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust at http://www.sompar.nhs.uk
Musgrove Park in Taunton is the main hospital for acute services in western Somerset serving a population of 340,000. The hospital has more than 700 beds and employs 4,200 staff. It began life as a military hospital for the US Army Medical Corps becoming operational in September 1942.
Phone: 01823 333444; Postcode: TA1 5DA
Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre offers NHS patients a range of treatments and diagnostic services on a day-care basis. There are no in-patients. The centre is run by an independent company but only treats NHS patients.
More information about Shepton Mallet Treatment centre here.