More than a hospital

NHS Somerset Foundation Trust is so much more than just a hospital. There are hundreds of community-based health services, run by Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, that cover our local communities in Somerset and aim to prevent people needing to go into hospital. 


We have two main hospitals at Musgrove Park Hospital and Yeovil District Hospital.

Our 13 community hospitals have inpatient wards providing specialist services across Somerset for adult patients who need 24 hour inpatient care for a combination of medical and physical needs

Community Services

NHS Somerset Foundation Trusts helps people in Somerset to live well by preventing health problems from happening in the first place and supporting people to manage their health

It provide prevention programmes in the community, healthcare support in peoples’ homes via services such as district nurses, urgent community response and the rapid response service.

Mental Health Services

The provides mental health services to all age ranges.

It supports children and young people’s mental health through schools projects across Somerset, and the child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS).

It also supports young people with specialist mental health needs including those affected by eating disorders across Somerset.

Minor Injury Units

Same day urgent care services are very busy but we are doing our very best to ensure that services are there when you need them. We have consolidated core opening times at some of our minor injuries units. At times there may be some changes to opening hours and these will be posted below.

Our minor injury units in Somerset

If you have a non-life threatening minor injury or illness, we can help you at your nearest minor injury unit (MIU).

We have MIUs in community hospitals based at Frome, Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet, Bridgwater, Minehead and Burnham-on-Sea.

They keep our emergency departments free to manage critically ill patients and those with life-threatening major injuries.

We can diagnose and treat a wide range of non-life threatening minor illnesses and injuries. Common examples include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts and wounds
  • Bites
  • Minor head injuries.
  • Chest infections
  • Throat infections
  • Eye infections
  • Urinary infections
  • Emergency contraception

If you’re not sure which service you need please use the 24/7 free NHS 111 telephone health advice line. For life-threatening emergencies such as heart attacks, strokes, unconsciousness and breathing problems call 999, please do not attend MIU.