Musgrove Park Hospital is, and will continue to be, the main provider of acute hospital services to the population of Western Somerset (340,000). In the case of several services (eg Vascular Surgery and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery) it provides a county-wide service to over 500,000 people. The hospital has over 700 beds, employs 4,200 staff and covers an area of 32 acres.
Work to modernise the site began in 1987 with the opening of the Queen's Building, which includes our Emergency Department, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Ear, Nose, and Throat, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Endoscopy and Therapy Services. The Duchess Building, including all Medical and Care of the Elderly Wards, Outpatients, Pharmacy and Diagnostic Imaging, was opened in 1995.
Read about more recent redevelopments on the following pages.