The hospital is situated in a rural setting amongst Taunton farmland, within acres of peaceful fields. This quiet and tranquil environment offers great benefit to our service users who are able to walk in the expansive hospital grounds and take in the countryside scenery. Taunton town centre offers contrast to the quieter country life with market places, shopping malls and many other entertainment areas such as restaurants, theatres and cinemas.
“I strongly believe Dad is receiving the best care possible for him. We receive thorough feedback and the staff at our six monthly meetings are well informed.”Family member
The hospital provides 47 bedrooms across three distinct service lines which offer; acute care for older adults, older adult rehabilitation and learning disability services for men who are over 18.
Due to the wide nursing skill mix Taunton is able to cater for service users who have increased physical healthcare needs such as PEG feeding, pain management or catheterisation. The service can also provide palliative and end of life care.
At the point of admission the multi-disciplinary team have discharge arrangements in mind and work with the patient and all interested parties to plan for discharge from hospital. The male older adult service are able to provide a transition from acute admissions through to the rehabilitation ward and can change between the services should the patient require it. The ethos of the services ensure that the patients stay in hospital is as short as possible and that furthermore skill loss is limited during their admission.