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Andover War Memorial Hospital

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Care system  Public NHS
Website  www.hhft.nhs.uk
Date founded  1926
Hospital type  Community
Phone  +44 1264 358811
Andover War Memorial Hospital
Location  Andover, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Emergency department  No Accident & Emergency
Beds  950 (Trust – December 2015)
Address  Charlton Rd, Andover SP10 3LB, UK
Hours  Open today · 8AM–7:30PMThursday8AM–7:30PMFriday8AM–7:30PMSaturday8AM–7:30PMSunday8AM–7:30PMMonday8AM–7:30PMTuesday8AM–7:30PMWednesday8AM–7:30PM

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Andover War Memorial Hospital (AWMH) is a community hospital in Andover, Hampshire. The hospital provides inpatient rehabilitation, day hospital services, a minor injury unit and an outpatient unit. It is operated by Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, but some services are provided by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. The Countess of Brecknock Hospice is located on the same site as the hospital. The independent regulator of health and social care in England, the Care Quality Commission rated AWMH as "requires improvement" overall in 2015.

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History

The Hospital was opened in 1926 by Field Marshall Allanby. In 2010, a new outpatient department was opened at AWMH. The old outpatients department, which was described as "unsightly" and "a danger to the public and a temptation to vandals" by HHFT's then-acting chief executive, Chris Gordon, was demolished in November 2011.

In August 2016, the road leading to the hospital was renamed to Henry Gamman Drive in honour to the man who donated the land on which the hospital was built.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy services are offered both to outpatients and inpatients at the hospital. The outpatients service advise on muscular exercises and provide a range of treatments, including soft tissue massage, acupuncture and electrotherapy.

Kingfisher Rehabilitation Unit

Kingfisher Ward is a 22-bed ward which specialises in the rehabilitation of elderly people. The ward provides rehabilitation for a variety of patients,including following orthopaedic procedures, post general surgery, for those with cardiac problems or patients recovering from serious infection.

Maternity Centre

The Maternity Centre, formerly known as the Andover Birth Centre, offers ante-natal and post-natal care. The centre also offers the "DOMINO" scheme, whereby low-risk women are given the option to give birth outside of a hospital environment, under the care of the community midwifery team.

Minor Injuries Unit

The Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) is a nurse-led service that provides treatment for minor injuries, aiming to keep patients from using other Accident and Emergency departments. The unit deals with a number of conditions, including musculoskeletal injuries, wounds, burns and scalds, minor head injuries, minor eye injuries, insect bites and emergency contraception. It also has an X-ray scanner.

Services offered by Southern Health NHSFT

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust provide the following services at the hospital:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Spinal clinic
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Podiatry
  • Health Visitors
  • School Nurses
  • The hospital is also the base for SHFT's Community Care Team.

    CQC evaluation

    The Care Quality Commission rated the hospital in July 2015 as "requires improvement". The CQC quality report findings are summarised in the table below:

    References

    Andover War Memorial Hospital Wikipedia


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