On-site services

On-site services

We have a number of on-site services for our patients, visitors and staff. This includes shops, cafes and restaurants.

Whitlock's Restaurant

Whitlock's Restaurant serves main meals, snacks, sandwiches, and drinks. Located in the link corridor between the Old Building and the Queens Building, it is open from Monday - Friday between 7.30am and 4.30pm. Whitlock's Coffee Shop is available for staff, patients and visitors.

Beacon Centre Café

The Beacon Centre Café serves fresh bean-to-cup coffee, fair trade tea, sandwiches, cakes and snacks. Set in calming surroundings in the Beacon Centre's main entrance, the Beacon Centre Cafe is open from Monday - Friday between 9am and 4pm, and is available for staff, patients and visitors. 

Shops and Amenities

League of Friends Shop

There is a League of Friends shop here at Musgrove Park Hospital, located on the ground floor of Duchess Building, about halfway along the corridor. The shop is run and staffed by the League of Friends; and sells a wide variety of goods including confectionery, toiletries, stationery and groceries.

Shop opening times

The shop is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) and on Saturdays and Sundays, from 2pm to 4pm (excluding bank holidays).


Our pharmacy is open from:

  • Monday – Friday: 8.30am - 5.30pm
  • Saturday: 10.30am - 12.30pm
  • Sunday: 11.30am - 12.30pm

Please note: the times above may differ on bank holidays and public holidays.

Our main pharmacy is in the Duchess Building. We also have a pharmacy for our beacon centre patients, which is located within the Beacon Centre.


Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have wheelchairs available at most of the main entrances for patients and visitors to use. Please return the wheelchairs to their original location when you have finished with them.

Vending machines

Vending Machine

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, vending machines are available for staff, patients and visitors at various locations around our hospital site.

Cash machine

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our cash machine is situated next to Conservators Ward in the Queens Building.

Telephone help points

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have a number of telephone help points, particularly near the main entrances. If you need help getting around the hospital or you are not sure how to reach a department, please use one of the help point telephones to talk to a member of staff who will be able to assist you.

Post Box

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The post box is situated next to the League of Friends shop in the Old Building.

Apple FM

Apple FM is the community radio station for the care community of Taunton and the patients and staff of Musgrove Park Hospital. Tune in on 97.3 FM or via the Apple FM website at

Apple FM



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