Bodmin Community Hospital
Bodmin Community Hospital provides physical and mental health care services to people in Bodmin and the surrounding area. A range of inpatient and outpatient services are provided from the hospital.
If you have an appointment at the hospital, your appointment letter will provide more information but if you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to call.
Facilities at Bodmin Community Hospital
- Minor injury unit - access by using NHS 111 online or by calling 111
- X-ray: Open Every day from 8am to 8pm.
- Inpatient care
- Outpatient clinics
- Free parking
- Disabled parking and access
Please note Bodmin Hospital does not provide dental services. People looking to access dental services should visit https://westcountrydentalcare.co.uk/
The hospital has three main wards which support people’s physical health and wellbeing:
In addition, there are five mental health care wards within the hospital. These provide different levels of support to help people with their recovery. These are:
- Bowman Low Secure Unit
- Harvest Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit
- Garner Ward: dementia care
- Fletcher Ward: acute psychiatric unit
- Fettle House Rehabilitation Unit
Twice weekly Electro-Convulsive Therapy clinics are also provided from the hospital.
Visiting a patient in our community hospitals (updated in July 2020)
With immediate effect, we have made some small changes to our visiting arrangements. The key change is that one close family member can be given permission to visit a person who is COVID-19 positive in an end of life situation.
These updated visiting arrangements will apply to all acute and community hospitals across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly:
- end of life (including where a patient is COVID-19 positive) – one close family member
- children and neonatal unit – one parent/carer at any one time
- maternity – one birth partner only.
Relatives wishing to visit in any end of life circumstances must contact the ward for permission. If the patient being visited is Covid-19 positive, the ward leader/nurse in charge will need to get authorisation from:
- one person from their Care Group Triumvirate and 1 person from the Corporate Triumvirate (Director of Nursing, Medical Director, Chief Operating Officer) – during core hours (9-5)
- The On-Call Manager and the On-Call Executive Director – out of hours
Whilst visitors will come at their own risk, they must be risk assessed before visiting and given appropriate advice. Visitors must be asked to sign the guidance and risk assessment (attached below) when they arrive on the ward.
Visitors will be required to wear appropriate PPE at all times, whether or not the person they are visiting has COVID-19. They must all be given advice about social distancing, handwashing and risks associated with the removal of gloves to hold hands.
Support Your Hospital
The hospital has a charitable fund which is used to improve patient services. The hospital is also generously supported by the League of Friends: