Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre
Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre

Putting you first at Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre

Everything we do at Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre is designed to make your treatment as straightforward as possible, which is why we pre-book your treatment for a time that suits you.

We use state-of-the-art technology, including four operating theatres. All our facilities are clean and modern and our teams friendly, experienced and passionate about what they do. They will do their best to ensure that you feel relaxed, safe and cared for throughout your time with us.

Procedure outcome information by consultant

As per national guidelines, outcome data for orthopaedic consultants at Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre can be found on the National Joint Registry website. Outcomes are published for hip and knee procedures only.

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Outpatient assessment

We want to make sure you are fully informed and assessed before your treatment takes place, so the first stage of your treatment will be a visit to the treatment centre for an outpatient assessment.

We’ll complete any pre-treatment tests and talk you through what your treatment will involve and what you can expect. It’s also an opportunity for you to meet the doctors who will perform your treatment. Feel free to ask any questions you wish – you may even want to write these down ahead of your appointment. They will explain any special preparations you may need to take before your treatment.

Your surgical appointment is typically four to five weeks after your outpatient assessment.

On the day of your treatment

Wear something light and comfortable, so you’re as relaxed as possible. If you’ll be staying with us you may want to bring personal toiletries, nightclothes, comfortable footwear, something to read, and any medication you routinely take.

After treatment

When you leave the centre after you have had your treatment, you’ll be given full details of your follow up care. We will inform your GP that you’ve been discharged from the treatment centre and we will telephone you – usually the day after your treatment – to check that you are recovering well.

It’s crucial to rest and take care of yourself after your treatment. If you have any worries or concerns, please call us at any time on our 24 hour Patient Advice Line - 01749 333 600 - to speak to a member of the clinical team.

Getting to the centre

There are a number of ways to travel to Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre, including public transport. Bus route 776 stops outside the community hospital which is on the same site as the treatment centre. There’s plenty of free on-site parking at the treatment centre. Please call us on 01749 333 600 if you need help with transport to the treatment centre. When you arrive please register so we know you’re here. A member of staff will collect you for your appointment.

Accessibility and facilities

All areas of our treatment centre are accessible to wheelchair users. Portable hearing loops are available at the main reception desk and can be carried around the treatment centre as required.

If you’re staying with us, you’ll be either in a single ensuite room or a same-sex shared ensuite room. We have free Wi-Fi access for patients and free telephone calls. We also have a flexible visiting policy.

Our patient information is available in a range of languages, large print and Braille on request from the main reception desk. We also have an interpretation service available to support you if English is not your preferred language.

Our news

A token of our admiration to celebrate International Nurses Day

A token of our admiration to celebrate International Nurses Day

May 12 2017

Nurses at Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre have received a thank you card and a special token to celebrate International Nurses Day.

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“Outstanding” rating - national first for Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre

“Outstanding” rating - national first for Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre

May 9 2017

Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in a newly published inspection report - putting the centre at the very top of the regulator’s quality ratings across England.

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On your marks, get set….

On your marks, get set….

May 8 2017

It’s the season when folk start donning their trainers and pounding the roads. Whether it is a fun run or full marathon, or if it is your first time or you are an experienced runner, preparation is key. Arun Alex, Physiotherapy Manager at Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre, offers his advice.

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Daily web diary extols benefits of knee surgery

Daily web diary extols benefits of knee surgery

April 27 2017

For many people going to hospital for a knee replacement operation means recovering from surgery, being cared for by hospital staff and doing what the physiotherapist tells you to do – but for one Yeovilton man it also provided the opportunity to write a daily account of his treatment for his web site.

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