Healthwatch Somerset are pleased to have been informed that the inpatient beds at Shepton Mallet Hospital will be re-opened on 9 July. 

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have announced that the inpatient beds at Shepton Mallet Community Hospital will reopen on Monday 9 July.  It is the first step towards reopening the community hospital inpatient units that were temporarily closed in autumn 2017 due to a shortage of staff.  The inpatient beds at Shepton Mallet, Chard and Dene Barton were temporarily relocated to other community hospitals, but now Somerset Partnership is in a position to open one of the inpatient units.  Read more here: https://bit.ly/2s3o6ir

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