Friends of North Somerset Community Hospital

History of North Somerset Community Hospital

The Elton Family gave two cottages (the original part of Inpatients) in Old Street, and added accommodation for a resident Matron. This had little support as healthcare was not considered such a high priority in the mid 1800ís as it is today.

In 1997 an appeal set up by the League of Friends and funded largely by the generous support of local people and organisations turned the dispensary into the Outpatient Department and the Minor Injury Unit you see today. The Friends raised £160,000 towards the cost of the new Outpatient building which was opened by HRH Princess Anne in 1999.

In December 2017 the Inpatient unit of the hospital was reopened after almost two years of closure and approx. £450,000 refurbishment spent on it by the NHS. The hospital is run by Sirona Care & Health, a Community Interest Company, who provide all community health services with North Somerset.