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If there is an immediate danger to life, please dial 999 or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department.

I am in Gloucestershire

If you or someone you know needs help in a mental health crisis, call our crisis teams.

Call 0800 169 0398.

And choose one of the following options depending on your location:

  • Option 1 for Stroud and Cotswolds
  • Option 2 for Gloucester and Forest
  • Option 3 for Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and North Cotswolds

Please note: telephone calls may be recorded. If you do not want that to happen, please tell the person who answers your call and they will phone you back on a ‘non-recordable’ telephone.

The number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Occasionally, callers may be asked to leave their name and number on an answerphone. In these circumstances, staff will return the call within one hour.

I am in Herefordshire

If you are in Herefordshire and need support, please call us using one of the following numbers:

  • Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, please contact the team or service who currently provide your care.
  • Monday to Friday, 5pm – 9am and 24 hours on weekends and bank holidays, please call our Mental Health Matters Helpline on: 0800 015 7271

These contact numbers are for people already in contact with our services. If you are not currently in contact with us, please call 111 or your GP.

Our out of hours, weekend and bank holiday service is provided by Mental Health Matters.

If you need help but are not in crisis, please contact your GP if in opening hours, or 111. If you don’t have a GP use the NHS service search to locate the nearest one to you. If your query is not urgent, you can find our contact details here.

Are you feeling vulnerable? Do you need to talk to somebody now?

samaritans

Call free on 116 123
If you are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide, you can call the Samaritans.

Stay Alive App

A pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide. The app can be accessed through the Apple Store, Google Play and downloaded as a pdf.

childline

Call free on 0800 11 11
If you are a child or a young person you may want to speak to Childline.

selfharm

Call 0808 816 0606
Or text 07537 410 022
A safe, supportive, non-judgmental and informative service for people who self harm, their friends, families and carers.
Opem every day 5pm – 10pm for phone and text support.

Matron Julie Ellery, of Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, said: “It’s exciting to be nearing the final stage of the build, and our staff are busy behind the scenes making final preparations for the move across from our present site. We’re planning to throw the doors open for a community open day beforehand, so that everyone can come and take a tour, admire our wonderful new pieces of artwork and see what a fantastic community facility Tewkesbury is going to have.”

The new hospital facilities will include 20 inpatient beds, a minor injuries unit, facilities for outpatients clinic as now, theatre with recovery suite for day case and minor surgical procedures, and an assessment and rehabilitation unit.

Theatre manager Lisa Ryland added: “My grandmother was a cook at our present hospital, which I remember visiting as a child, so I do have fond memories of the building. But when I looked round the new hospital this week, I was overwhelmed by how lucky we are in Tewkesbury, it is absolutely fantastic and I feel we will have a wonderful service to offer.”

Volunteer and former nurse Jane Crowther added: “The hospital has long been at the heart of Tewkesbury, and we have a great team of volunteers of all ages and walks of life who help support its work in a variety of ways. We’re looking forward to moving to the new site, and to showing people round the new hospital facilities at our open day later this summer.”

The old hospital building will be demolished once the new site is operational, making way for development which is expected to be a new primary healthcare facility.

Photo: Volunteer Jane Crowther and matron Julie Ellery at the rear of Tewkesbury’s new community hospital

Keep checking this website for details of Tewkesbury Community Hospital Open Day to be held later this summer.

 

 

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