Yeatman Hospital - Sherborne
The Yeatman Hospital was founded in 1886 by the friends of the Reverend Harry Farr Yeatman, a local squire and magistrate who was well known and respected by all his friends and associates. Together with the local community they raised £2,471.1s.6d to establish the hospital.
The Yeatman Hospital delivers a wide range of services on behalf of Dorset HealthCare as well as our acute hospitals. We have a 30 bedded in-patient unit called the Willows which includes the Rowan and Beech wards, each with a purpose built end of life suite. End of life care is one of our specialities and we were very proud to have national accreditation for the standard of our care (Gold Standard Framework 2016).
We also provide rehabilitation services from the in-patient unit and our community hub. We focus on wrapping care around the most vulnerable of our local community, aiming to keep them well for as long as possible in their own home. The hub is made up of the community nursing team, the therapy team, the mental health team and the social work team - all working seamlessly to provide a comprehensive and integrated service.
We provide a wide range of outpatient clinics including orthopaedics, urology, ophthalmology and physiotherapy. The Castleton Day Unit is run by Yeovil District Hospital and delivers minor surgery and procedures.
The Yeatman Hospital is a thriving and busy hospital that offers local services to our local community. We are very proud of our reputation and all the services that we deliver. We are very well supported by our local community just as we were a 150 years ago – the spirit lives on.
Inpatient visiting hours
2-4pm and 6-8pm, seven days a week, including bank holidays.
You do not need to contact the hospital in advance to attend but, if you'd like to, you can contact the hospital directly.
Visiting hours for inpatient wards are 2-4pm and 6-8pm, seven days a week, including bank holidays.
For other departments, see the locations list at the bottom of the page.
Car parking is free for the first 15 minutes and then £1 an hour.
Minor injuries unit
If you require urgent care, please call 111 or go online for an assessment. This help us to provide the right support/treatment as quickly as possible, and could save you an unnecessary journey.
If you turn up unannounced at the MIU, you will be assessed but could be directed elsewhere or given an appointment later that day or the next.
The last appointment at all MIUs is half an hour before closing time. More information on the MIU is below and also on our MIU page.
Audiology services at this community hospital are provided by Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
For any queries regarding hearing aids, batteries, tubing and any problems with your hearing aids you can telephone the service on 01305 255563 or email email@example.com
To find out more information regarding this service please visit the Dorset County Hospital webste.
Parking: Yes but charged (2 hospital car parks, 1 local public car park on Acreman Street)
Disabled access: Yes - Wheelchair access available, Disabled toilets available in main hospital
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00, closed weekends and Public Holidays
Disabled Access: Yes
Please note that all MIUs will see their last patient 30 minutes before closing.
Monday to Thursday: 9am-6pm
Bank Holidays: 10am-4pm
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Closed bank holidays and weekends.
Disabled Access: Yes
Visiting times: 2-4pm and 6-8pm, seven days a week, including bank holidays.